Wednesday, Appointment –Central Orgainisation of Trade Union COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli has landed another major role in William Ruto’s government.
On May 2023, Labour CS Florence Bore appointed Francis Atwoli as a member of the National Labour Board despite the unionist is also serving on the National Labour Board for a three-year term.
Additionally, in June 2023, President Ruto appointed Atwoli to a team of 7 tasked with picking the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
In a Gazette Notice seen by Kenyawide today, President William Ruto has listed Atwoli among the newly-formed Social Health Board under the Social Health Insurance Act.
The Board which will be chaired by Timothy Olweny will see Atwoli make a group of inaugural members.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 7 (1) (a) of the Social Health Insurance Act, I, William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces appointed Timothy Olweny to be the Chairperson of the Social Health Authority, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from the 22nd November, 2023,’ the notice read in part.
In the Gazette Notice, other members appointed by the President through Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha include Kacinta Kathamu Mutegi, Zakayo Kariuki, and Francis Atwoli. All who will serve for three years.
The Social Health Insurance Act was one of four Universal Health Coverage bills that were recently, on October 19, signed into law by President William Ruto.
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