Kenyan president nominates ally as governor despite scandal

Former IMF official Thugge likely to succeed Njoroge, despite 2019 arrest over dam allegations

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Kenya’s president William Ruto has nominated his adviser Kamau Thugge as the next central bank governor, despite his implication in a financial scandal.

Thugge was arrested in 2019 on corruption charges, with another senior civil servant who president Ruto successfully nominated as the central bank’s second deputy governor earlier this year. He is a senior adviser to Ruto, who became president in September 2022 after winning the general election.

The national assembly, the lower house of Kenya

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