Mukhisa Kituyi quits lucrative UN job

Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi has handed in his resignation letter for the position of Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres confirmed to have received the resignation letter from the former Kimilili Lawmaker. Guterres lauded Mukhisa Kituyi for his work commitment.

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“UNCTAD’s Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi informed the Secretary-General that he would resign from his position with effect from 15 February 2021.

“The Secretary-General is grateful for Mr. Kituyi’s service and his commitment for the remainder of his term to the functions entrusted to him as an international civil servant of the United Nations,” said Guterres.

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Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi who served as the Minister of Trade during the Kibaki regime was the seventh Secretary-General of UNCTAD and he has been at the helm of the organization for seven years.

Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi has declared his interest to run for the top seat come 2022. Speaking in different forums, he said he has all that it takes to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta. He is optimistic about reviving the Kenyan economy owing to his track record in the business world.



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