NAIROBI – David Njeng’ere was appointed to take the helm at the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) as CEO on Wednesday, June 9, taking over from Mercy Karogo who served for the last five years.
In a statement signed by Dr. John Onsati, KNEC said that Dr Njengere will serve for a five-year-term effective July 1, 2021.
This came after KNEC advertised for the post of Chief Executive Officer in April 2021 where the council was looking for a firm, self-driven, results-oriented, dynamic, innovative, robust, fair, and transparent leader.
“Upon completing all necessary recruitment procedures, and following the following the due process, the Council is proud to announce that Dr.David Njeng’ere Kabita has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of KNEC,” reads the statement.
According to KNEC, the new CEO will be tasked with spearheading the transformative gains the Council has made in examinations management, especially in the reforms that ended leakage of national examination.
He will also ensure that credibility and integrity are restored in all national examinations in the Country.
Dr. Njengere comes at the helm of the examinations body with over 30 years experience and is also a specialist in curriculum design and assessment.
The on the other hand praised Karogo and thanked her for her exemplary service to the council.
The council said Karago helped the Council to achieve its transformative agenda through critical reforms that ensured the restoration of credibility and integrity in the national examinations in the country.
Karogo completed her term which began on her appointment during CS Fred Matiang’i’s tenure as head of the Ministry of Education.