Joseph Ndathi Education Background
Undergraduate student at the University of Nairobi
Secondary school student at Kabiaga Secondary School
Secondary school student at Mwea Secondary School
Primary school student at Mugumo primary school
Joseph Ndathi Political Career
Ndathi, currently the elected governor of Kirinyaga county, has served as Director of Administration, Secretary Foreign Service Administration (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Deputy secretary, principal Immigration Officer and Director of Immigration Services(Office of the President).
Kirinyaga Governor Joseph Ndathi was on the spot over irregular use of money running into millions of shillings spent by the county. He appeared before the Senate Public Accounts and Investments Committee and was taken to ask over how his county had spent KShs. 234.9 millions for the period between July, 2013 and June 30, 2014. The senators grilled him demanding to know why he had not provided adequate evidence to the Auditor General.
Joseph Ndathi as the Principal Immigration Officer
Ndathi is the former Principal Immigration Officer who dominated news headline in 2006 after the saga of the two American Brothers Artur Margaryan and Artur Sargayan whose stay in Kenya was the subject of controversy. They were expelled from Kenya on allegations that they were con men and drug traffickers. They were also linked to the March 6,2006, raid on the standard news papers premises.
Ndathi featured prominently in a 2007 Parliamentary Report investigating the infamous Artur brothers after he was questioned on how the two had gained entry into the country.
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He was named among the late John Michuki, the then Head of Civil Service and secretary to the Cabinet Francis Muthaura and special adviser the president Stanley Murage.
His tenure at Nyayo House, the Immigration Department’s headquarters, encountered other difficulties as exemplified by what happened in 2006 when the country experienced an acute shortage of passports. This was a crisis unseen before in the history of Kenya. The department was also in tight spot over multi-million passport procurement.
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