Current Doctor of Business Administration candidate Ms. Caroline Karugu (Global Executive MBA ‘13),  was on Thursday, April 12, nominated to the office of Deputy Governor of Kenya’s County of Nyeri, by Governor Kahiga Mutahi. The position became vacant upon the ascencion of the then Deputy Governor, following the untimely demise of the late Dr. Wahome Gakuru.

Ms. Karugu is the current Chief Executive Officer of financial services firm, Jabali Microserve - a wholly owned subsidiary of Jitegemee Trust, which is a leading wholesale microfinance institution that focuses on social investments.

She is also a Non-Executive Director of Geothermal Development Company - the state corporation charged with the rapid development of geothermal resources in Kenya - where she chairs the Board Technical Committee.

The nomination follows a Supreme Court of Kenya judgement in March 2018,that empo­wered sitting governors to nominate replacements in the event of vacancies in the office of Deputy Governor, in their respective counties.

Ms. Karugu’s nomination will now be presented to the County Assembly of Nyeri, and upon ratification, the 39-year-old will be sworn in as the county’s third and first female Deputy Governor, in accordance with the dictates of the Constitution of Kenya.