Treasury CS's Wife Lands 2 Plum Govt Appointments

  • Gumato Ukur Yattani, the wife of acting Treasury CS Ukur Yattani was on Friday, November 15, appointed the chairperson of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Jkuat) council.

    In a gazette notice dated November 15, Gumato was appointed by Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha, under the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012 for three years, effective November 8.

    In an unprecedented move, Gumato was also appointed as a member of the Taskforce on Standards and Quality Infrastructure Reforms in Kenya by Industrialisation CS, Peter Munya, through the same gazette notice.

    Ukur Yattani, his wife Gumato and their two sons.

    Among Jkuat council members appointed are former NMG Editor-in-Chief, Tom Mshindi, and former TSC chief executive, Gabriel Lengoiboni.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta also appointed Uasin Gishu Senator, Margaret Kamar, a trustee of the National Fund for the Disabled of Kenya alongside Cecilia Mbaka and Anne Mugambi. 

    Gumato was one of the ten applicants who were shortlisted for the job on a government publication My Gov on September, 17. 

    She holds an MBA in Human Resource Management from the University of Nairobi. 

    The position was previously held by Professor Paul Njuki Kanyari.

    On April 26, Magoha appointed three new council chairs, the list included Jane Musangi as the chairperson for Masinde Muliro University, Swabah Ahmed Omar for South Eastern University and Jeremy Bundi for Pwani University.

    Gumato and her husband are the founders of Kanacho Nomadic Education Foundation, formed in 2009 to mitigate poverty and education in rural North-Eastern areas.