Tuesday August 13, 2019 - President Uhuru Kenyatta's cousin was recently appointed to a prestigious Government board despite looting the Health Ministry of Sh5 billion in fake tenders.

Kathleen Kihanya was appointed by Industry and Trade Secretary, Peter Munya, as a board member of the Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency.

“The Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Co-operatives appoints Jacqueline Muga, Kathleen Kihanya, Mark Bichachi, to be members of the Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency Board, for a period of three years, with effect from August 9, 2019,” stated Munya in the gazette notice on Friday.

Reports disclosed that Kathleen also runs a public relations and marketing consultancy, Aces Ahead.

In September 2018, she stirred a storm over the ownership of prime land on which the developer, Banda Homes was putting up a Ksh1 billion estate for sale.

She claimed that Banda Homes had misled potential buyers about the land.

However, the firm strongly disputed the claims stating that it had purchased the land from another Kenyatta kin, Kamau Ngengi.

Three years ago, Sundales International Limited was found to have been listed among companies that should get preferential treatment for tenders reserved for the youth, women and the disabled.


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