Board of Directors

Mr. Peter Nginga Kiguta

Mr. Peter Nginga Kiguta

Board Chairman

Mr. Peter Nginga Kiguta was appointed as the Board Chairman in May 2018. He holds an MA, Economics Policy (1985), Boston University, Massachusetts, USA and BA, Economics – Upper 2nd Class (1981), University of Nairobi, Kenya.

He was employed by the government of Kenya on 20th November 1981 as Economist I, where due to his good performance, he was promoted through five ranks in a span of 14 years (Economist II; Senior Economist; Principal Economist; Deputy Chief Economist) to the level of Chief Economist in 1995.

He was a Lecturer in Economics, Boston University, Boston – Massachusetts, USA, between January and September 1985, where he taught under graduate students in Macro and Micro economics and problems of African Economic Development.

He has authored various academic papers in economics for presentation in conferences and policy dialoguing, and also contributed papers as input in publications by World Bank. He has also published papers in respected trade journals.

He first joined the East African Community as the Macroeconomist on 28th September 1996. He was appointed on merit as the first Director General (Customs & Trade) of the East African Community on 7th December 2004, where he retired on 31st December 2016 upon reaching mandatory retirement age, having worked as the Director General for 12 years. As a Director General, customs and trade, he had the overall responsibility of ensuring that the EAC Customs union takes off and functions effectively. He led a cross functional, multinational team of customs and trade experts with an annual budget of around US$9 million.

Mr Zachary Mwangi Chege

Mr Zachary Mwangi Chege

Director General and Secretary to the Board

Mr. Mwangi is the Director General of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), a position he has held since 2012. The Director General KNBS is in charge of designing strategies to enhance data quality across the National Statistical System, and provision of official statistics for evidence-based decision making in the country.

He is also the chair of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC), the apex decision making body for international statistical activities, including; setting statistical standards; concepts and methods; and their implementation at national and international level. He was appointed to serve in this position for a period of two years during the 49th session of the UNSC meeting held in New York in 2017, after serving as a Vice Chair.

Mr. Zachary Mwangi holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Economic Policy Management from Makerere University, Uganda, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics, First Class Honors, from the University of Nairobi.

He has professional qualifications and exposure acquired locally and internationally in the following areas: Statistical Development; Macroeconomic analysis and modelling, Regional Integration; Project Management; Public Expenditure Management; Risk Management; among others.

As part of his day-to-day assignment, Mr. Mwangi has spearheaded the implementation of several surveys and censuses. He also coordinates preparation of various publications, including: annual Economic Survey reports: annual Statistical Abstract reports: quarterly Gross Domestic Product and Balance of Payments reports; and other socio-economic reports.

Mr. Anthony Muriu

Mr. Anthony Muriu

Member

Alternate to the Principal Secretary, National Treasury, Mr. Muriu is a Chief Economist and Head of the Central Planning and Project Monitoring Unit of the National Treasury. He is a Career Civil Servant with over 20 years’ experience having risen through the ranks to the current position.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Nairobi and Masters Degree in International Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of Policy Studies in Tokyo, Japan. He has also attended numerous short training courses both locally and abroad. Over the years, Mr. Muriu has worked in many Ministries and served in numerous Committees and Taskforces of the Government of Kenya.

Mr. Kenneth N. Mburu

Mr. Kenneth N. Mburu

Member

Kenneth N. Mburu is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, having been admitted to the Bar 19 years ago, and a Certified Public Secretary. He holds Degrees in Commerce and Law respectively, and a Post-graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. He graduated from the University of Nairobi in 2005 with a Master of Laws Degree in the thematic specialisation of Finance and Financial Services Law.

Mr. Mburu has served as Dean of the Faculty of Law at the School of Professional Studies ,and as Associate Dean of Law at Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). He has presented papers on Professional Ethics to his peers at the Law Society of Kenya’s Continuous Legal Education seminars. He currently lecturers and supervises research students at the said CUEA, his passion being in the subjects of Law and Development, Land Law, Commercial Law, Equity and Professional Ethics. Mr. Mburu brings a wealth of knowledge in Law and Corporate Governance to the Board of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

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