Safaricom’s, Nzioka Waita has been called to the Civil Service by Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta. Nzioka is currently the mobile operator’s Head of Corporate Affairs.
According to a report by cio.co.ke, the 39-year-old has been appointed Secretary of Delivery in the Executive Office of the President.
Below is Waita’s official bio, which was sent by the Presidential Strategic Communications Unit (PSCU):
“Nzioka Waita – Aged 39, is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya of 13 years standing, a member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and a Certified Public Secretary of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK).
He is a graduate of Law (LLB) from the University of Sheffield in the UK and is presently undertaking a Masters Law degree in Computer and Communications Law from Queen Mary, University of London.
Nzioka is currently the Director of Corporate Affairs at Safaricom. As part of his role, Nzioka has been instrumental in positioning Safaricom as a key player in shaping and driving Kenya’s digital inclusion agenda. Nzioka holds a number of non-executive director roles and sits on the Board Of Alpha Africa Asset Managers and The East African Marine Cable System.
In both his private and public engagements, Nzioka is very passionate about community service and aside from being a Trustee of the Safaricom Foundation, he sits on the Board of two other non-profit organisations, namely the African Braille Centre www.africanbraille.org which provides specialised Braille reading material for the visually impaired and Alive and Kicking Kenya www.aliveandkicking.org.uk a social charitable trust registered in the UK and having a local office in Kenya.”
According to the report, all that remains now before Waita can assume his new role is the vetting by the National Assembly.