Dr Hassan Wario: From anthropologist to administrator

Listen Before coming to the national limelight, Hassan Gurach Wario Arero cut his teeth in academic research, accumulating experience from Kenya and England, where he had also earned one of his academic accomplishments as a Chevening Scholar at the University of East Anglia. A social anthropologist by training, Wario’s place in the public sphere represented […]

James Wainaina Macharia: A corporate world trailblazer turned valued technocrat

Listen Were it not for the 2010 Constitution, the public may not have benefitted directly from the endowments and exposure of James Wainaina Macharia, the Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Transport and Infrastructure. Indeed, the Constitution reconstructed governance and, for the first time since Independence, provided for a Cabinet of technocrats. Previously, the President handpicked the […]

John Kiyonga Munyes: The favoured Kaiser from the North

Listen Level-headed, soft-spoken, and shy of controversy, John Kiyonga Munyes does not come across as a politician in a country where the kind are known to be boisterous, cavalier, or rabble-rousing. Perhaps his demeanour stems from his many years in the corporate world, including working for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) […]