Irungu Nyakera Biography
Irungu Nyakera is the Principal Secretary, State Department of Transport in the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing & Urban Development in the Republic of Kenya. He is charged with the formulation and oversight of the implementation of national policies on transport in Kenya. He assumed this position in late December 2015 after competitive recruitment by the Public Service Commission of Kenya and subsequent appointment by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Irungu Nyakera Age
Irungu Nyakera was born on 13th May. He is 36 years old as of the year 2019.
Irungu Nyakera Education Background
- 2003 – 2007: Undergraduate student at Stanford University, Bachelor of Engineering, Financial Analysis and Decision Engineering
- 2002 – 2003: Post Graduate at Deerfield Academy
- 2001 – 2002: Starehe Technical Training Institute, Diploma, Management Information Systems
- 1989 – 2000: Starehe Boys Centre, O Levels, Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
- Starehe Primary School
Irungu Nyakera Job History
- December 2015 – Present: Principal Secretary Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure
- July 2014 – December 2015: Managing Director at Equity Investment Bank
- March 2013 – July 2014: Regional Head, East, and Southern Africa at Frontier Markets Fund Managers, Guarantco
- February 2012 – March 2013: Director at NIC Capital Ltd
- February 2010 – March 2012: General Manager at NIC Capital Ltd
- July 2009 – February 2010: Deputy General Manager at NIC Capital Investment Bank
- February 2009 – June 2009: Senior Associate at NIC Capital Investment Bank
- July 2007 – January 2009: Financial Analyst at Citigroup
- January 2005 – June 2006: Quality Control Manager at Stanford Center For Professional Development
- January 2002 – August 2002: Teacher at Nyahururu Elite Schools Nyahururu, Kenya.
Irungu Nyakera Family
He is married to Maryanne and they are blessed with two children.
Irungu Nyakera Foundation
Irungu Nyakera Foundation is a private organization whose main activity is charity and supporting the well being of Kenyans without distinction of tribe, race, sex or creed, it mainly sponsors football events.
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Two PSs sucked into Sh21bn dams probe
Detectives have shifted their focus from Treasury in the Sh21 billion dam probe to two implementing ministries in what has now sucked in two principal secretaries.
The Star has established that the Sh7.8 billion advanced payment to Italian firm CMC di Ravenna for the construction of Arror and Kimwarer dams was triggered by Kerio Valley Development Authority chiefs and two former PS.
These are former Devolution and Planning PS Irungu Nyakera and ex-East African Community PS Susan Koech.
Letters in our possession indicate that Nyakera and Koech wrote to Treasury PS Kamau Thugge on different dates seeking the release of advance payment to CMC di Ravenna following requests from KVDA.
Koech wrote a letter to Thugge on October 5, 2018, asking the Treasury PS to release Sh3.5 billion as advance payment to the contractor in respect of Kimwarer dam.
“The purpose of this letter is to forward relevant documents as submitted by Kerio Valley Development Authority to facilitate the advance payment of USD 33, 663,324.59 equivalent to Ksh 3, 485, 500, 628.04,” Koech wrote.
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Koech who has since been moved to the Ministry of Wildlife said in her letter that “the contractor is entitled to 15 percent advance payment as stipulated in clause 14.2 of the contract.”
Some of the instruments of payments that were forwarded to the Treasury PS to facilitate the release of the down payment included a payment voucher, the bank guarantee of an equivalent amount, the interim payment certificate, proforma invoice, and contract agreement.
On his part, Nyakera who has since been hounded out of office, wrote to Thugge on December 21, 2017, asking him to release Sh4.6 billion for the construction of the Kimwarer dam.
“This is, therefore, to request your office to execute the payments,” Nyakera wrote.
He went on: “Please note that according to the contract design, completion of works and remedying of any defects will be done at a price of USD 277,407, 605.50 (Sh28bn) excluding taxes.”
Nyakera has however distanced himself from the matter saying that he was already out of office when the payments were executed.
“I cannot ask for payment when there is no budget. Period. For the period I was PS Planning (2017/2018), our total department budget including and all our over 10 SAGAs was a paltry 5bn (once you remove CDF of 31bn), Nyakera said.
He added; “I was not a PS on 21 December 2018 when the Star claims I signed such documents and that the payments for Arror/ Kimwarer were done in 2018/19 financial year, a period when I was not a PS!”