Duke Mainga Ondiba has been appointed by Agriculture and Livestock Development Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi to serve as the board chair of the commodities fund.
Ondiba served as a senior executive for Kisii Culture, Sports, Youth, and Social Services.
The announcement stated, “Duke Mainga Ondiba Echate is appointed for a three-year term beginning on February 10, 2023, as the head of the board of Trustees of the Commodities Fund by the Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture and Livestock Development.
On a UDA ticket, Duke Mainga ran unsuccessfully for the Bomachoge Borabu MP seat.
Through the same notice, the CS revoked Danson Ngaari Mwangi’s appointment.
The CS cancelled the appointment of a board member to the New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Limited in a related gazette notification.
“The Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture and Livestock Development revokes the appointment of David Maina Kamiru as a member of the Board of Directors of the New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Limited,” the notice stated.
Former Industry, Trade, and Cooperatives CS Peter Munya named David Maina to the board of the New Kenya Co-operatives Creameries on May 3, 2019.