KITHINJI KIRAGU, OGW, MBS.

Chair, Inter-Governmental Relations Technical Committee (IGRTC), Government of Kenya

On 31st March 2022, the President of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta, CGH, gazetted the appointment of Mr. Kithinji Kiragu as the Chairperson of the Inter-Governmental Relations Technical Committee (IGRTC). Mr Kiragu is a graduate of the Universities of Nairobi (Bachelor of Commerce) and Strathclyde, Glasgow (MBA). He is also a Certified Public Accountant (Kenya).

Over the past three decades, Mr. Kiragu has been extensively engaged by governments and development partners (predominantly the World Bank and UK-DFID) in Africa and beyond, as a consultant/adviser in institutional and political economy analysis, organizational and human resources development, public finance management, and governance in general. In this role, for example: in 1995-1998, he served the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania as the Chef Technical Adviser for Public Sector Reforms in the President’s Office, and for a year (2009/2010), Mr Kiragu was Strategy Adviser for the reform of the Federal Public Service of Nigeria. Furthermore, he has significantly published in the subjects of public sector management, political economy, and governance.

In the early days of his postgraduate career, Mr. Kiragu practiced accounting and auditing, and for three years lectured on the same at the University of Nairobi. Thereafter, he started an extensive career in management and economics consulting at the legacy firm of Coopers & Lybrand, which has since integrated into PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He left the firm after eight years to establish KK Consulting Associates, which after 14 years (in July 2002) merged with PwC. He was a Partner/Director at PwC with responsibility for public sector advisory services in Africa Central Region until 2007, when he joined Africa Development Professional Group in the same role. In 2009-2012, Mr. Kiragu was the Chairman of the State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC) in the Office of the President of the Republic of Kenya. In the past three years he served as a member of the Board of Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital, and as the Chair of the Board’s Committee for Strategy, Finance & Corporate Services.

Mr. Kiragu has also been an entrepreneur He was a majority shareholder of a stockbroking company, Solid Investment Securities Limited, that was acquired by the legacy NIC Bank in 2008. He is an active investor in education and farming. He enjoys playing golf.

Margaret KorirKITHINJI KIRAGU, OGW, MBS.