In Late November, President Uhuru Kenyatta reshuffled the Cabinet, which saw new members join the Cabinet. The reshuffle also saw several new faces join government as principal secretaries. Among those who joined were former Kenya ICT Authority CEO Victor Kyalo. Kyalo was appointed as the new Principal Secretary in the ICT Ministry replacing Joseph Tiampti who served since 2013.
Kyalo’s assession to PS left a vacancy in the ICT Authority which has been instrumental in the implementation of key government ICT projects. The ICT Authority is at the fore front in the implementation of the Jubilee Laptop project. Just last week, the Authority opened tenders for the Kshs. 17 Billion project whose full implementation will begin July 2016. The Authority has also been implementing the ICT masterplan seeking to connect all 47 counties with fiber optic cable. Other ongoing projects at the Authority include the implementation of a centralized government email system as well as the Presidential Digital Talent Project.
The Kenya ICT Authority is now in the process of recruiting a new CEO who will replace Kyalo and besides championing the implementation of these critical ICT projects. The Authority is currently headed by Acting CEO, Mr. Robert Mugo appointed by the Board of Directors on 7th January 2016. Mugo also serves as the Director Shared Services at the Authority and is currently handling all matters regarding the Authority before the CEO recruitment is finalized. The Authority is seeking to fill the position on or before 29th January 2016.
The CEO shall be responsible for development of short and long-term business plans, execution of strategy, risk management and compliance to all constitutional provisions, Acts of parliament, statutory provisions, local and international regulations that apply to the operation and management of ICT Authority. The ICT Authority was established in 2013 seeking to rationalize and streamline all government ICT functions as well as transform Kenya into a regional ICT hub as well as a globally competitive digital economy.
Those interested in the position can visit http://www.icta.go.ke/chief-executive-officer-vacancy/.