Simon Gicharu

Simon Gicharu is the founder and chairman of Mount Kenya University.

Gicharu is the current chairman of the Water Service Regulatory Board (WSRB), a position which he will hold for the next three years following his appointment by former President Uhuru Kenyatta in August.

Previously, Gicharu chaired the Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (Rerec) for seven years.

Despite landing a new appointment in 2022, Gicharu also empowered several Kenyans.

In February, Gicharu offered Milly Nafula a fully-paid scholarship to study Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery commencing September 2022 at Mount Kenya University.

This was after Nafula's story went viral, where she revealed fourteen years of struggle to join University despite scoring A minus in her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination.