Data Commissioner Immaculate Kassait [photo: The star]
Nov, 6th 2020 – The national assembly has approved Immaculate Kassait as the data commissioner. In a debate on Thursday , the majority of Mps in the house agreed with the committee who vetted Kassait saying she was fit to hold the office.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on 13th October nominated Kassit. The National Assembly’s Communication, Information and Innovation Committee approved her nomination, who until nomination was the IEBC director of voter education.
Through a message from the President, Speaker of the national Assembly Justin Muturi asked the department to undertake approval hearings for Kassait before tabling the report. “The Committee is therefore advised to expeditiously proceed to notify the nominee and the public and thereafter commence the approval hearings.”
The defence commitee chaired by Kajiado South Katoo Ole Metito approved the nomination of 14 envoys nominated by the President. Those approved are: Retired Major Gen. Samwel Nandwa (Juba), Stella Munyi (Harare) and Daniel Wambura (Bujumbura), John Tipis (Cabberra), Benson Ogutu (Moscow), Immaculate Wambua (Ottawa), Catherine Mwangi (Pretoria, South Africa) and Martin Kimani (United Nations New york). Others are Ambassador Tom Amollo (Berlin), Tabu Irina (Tokyo), and Lindsay Kiptiness (Bangkok).
Kassait becomes the first person to hold the newly created data commission with her first assignment being the conclusion of huduma number.