Attorney General Kariuki Kihara quietly made changes in the office of the Registrar of Companies by making a new appointment and revoking the appointment of the previous registrar.
According to the Gazette Notice No.6956 released on Friday, September 18, Kihara revoked the appointment of Kenneth Njugu Gathuma on July 23, 2020.
He was replaced by Joyce Chepng'etich Koech, whose appointment was made effective on March 1, 2020.
Gathuma was elevated by former AG Githu Muigai in 2017 after serving in the Office of the Attorney General & Department of Justice.
He is an advocate of the high court who developed legal advisory skills through providing advice to government ministries and state-owned corporations for 12 years.
He has also served as deputy head of government transactions in the AG's office.
He specialized in commercial regulatory compliance, government-related transactions advice, financing agreements, bilateral and multilateral agreements, negotiating and drafting of regional integration instruments as well as consideration of project implementation arrangements.
During the 2018 Jamhuri Day celebrations, President Uhuru Kenya awarded him the Head of State Commendation.
The registrar of companies is responsible for keeping the counrty's Register of Companies.
As the official custodian, the registrar also allow access to the records of any specified company upon payment of a fee.
The registrar is required to have an official seal for the authentication of such documents.