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House team endorses Koech for CBK post

The parliamentary Finance and Planning Committee has upheld the appointment of Susan Jemutai Koech as the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK).

In a statement released on Tuesday, the committee recommended that the “House approves the appointment of Dr Susan Koech as the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Kenya,”

Dr Koech, who is a career banker with a doctorate from Moi University, has served in the public and private sectors in various capacities gaining the requisite knowledge for her appointed role.

Previously, she served as regional head, Nairobi, for KCB before joining the public service as the Principal Secretary in the Tourism and East African Community ministry before President William Ruto picked her as Dr Patrick Njoroge’s number two on Feb 12th this year.

Dr Koech appeared before the committee for vetting on the last day of February, exuding confidence she was up to the task. “My education background when I look at my career, I see that I am well prepared for the job that I am being vetted for,” she said.

Ten candidates were shortlisted for the position, including former National Bank of Kenya boss Munir Ahmed and former Capital Markets Authority CEO Paul Muthaura.

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