David Oginde, a former presiding bishop of the CITAM Church, has been chosen by President William Ruto to serve as the new chairman of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
The president said in a statement on Saturday that he had also submitted his name for review to the National Assembly.
“His Excellency Hon. William Samoei Ruto has on the recommendation of the Public Service Commission, nominated Bishop (Dr.) David Adang Oginde for appointment as the Chairperson of the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission,” the statement by Head of Public Service Felix Koskei said.
The Public Service Commission had shortlisted Bishop Oginde as one of the three candidates to replace Archbishop (Emeritus) Dr. Eliud Wabukala.
Kivutha Kibwana, a previous governor of Makueni, and Amani Komara were the other two.
Wabukala had presided over the EACC for the entirety of his six-year tenure.
According to Ruto, Bishop Oginde is well-known for his honesty, integrity, and untiring efforts to advance morality and virtue in society. He is also well-respected both domestically and internationally.
“If the nomination is approved by Parliament, his appointment as the Chairperson of EACC will give Kenya a demonstrable champion of deepening a value-based culture in our nation; and one who has a long and successful career of promoting ethics, integrity and civic duty in many different spheres of life.”
Bishop Oginde is the Pan Africa Christian (PAC) University’s immediate former Chancellor as well as the immediate former Presiding Bishop of Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM).
He has a Master’s in Leadership from Pan Africa Christian University and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University School of Business and Leadership in the United States.