Earlier, we reported that Joe Mucheru has been nominated as Kenya’s new Cabinet Secretary for ICT. Joe Mucheru is the Sub-Saharan Africa ambassador and Country Manager of Google. To add to that, he serves as a current board member of UAP Investments and BitPesa.
Reactions from Kenyans on Twitter have started pouring in and we have gathered some of them. Here they are.
With a great portfolio comes great expectations
Only one person from the entire CS list is trending, that should tell you something.
All the best @mucheru – do work, do good.
— Brian Mung'ei (@mungei) November 25, 2015
— Isis Nyong'o Madison (@inyongo) November 25, 2015
Nominee for CS for ICT is @mucheru . Awesome stuff!!!!
— Josiah Mugambi (@jmugambi) November 24, 2015
Joe Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary ICT. Well deserved! Google is losing a gem as Kenya gains a true professional. Jenga nchi Joe 👍 @mucheru
— Julie Gichuru (@JulieGichuru) November 24, 2015
Wait for it…plot twist?
Joe Mucheru was demoted at Google over FRAUD. He is now in Kenyan cabinet. Only the fraudulent get here. #CabinetReshuffle
— Robert ALAI, HSC (@RobertAlai) November 24, 2015
Hopeful and optimistic
Am I wishful to now believe Matiangi and Mucheru will now make the school laptop project happen?
— Eddie Ndichu (@endichu) November 25, 2015
Inception kind of thing, no?
“It’s a thoughtful appointment.”
— Digitized Africa (@DigitizedAfrica) November 25, 2015
Donald believes it’s one of “the best possible appointments from the private sector perspective.” Hopefully, he’ll visit the iHub more often.
Some people don’t know him…yet
Matiang'i @Salomelugard: I still miss Bitange Ndemo in ICT. .Matiagi did nothing and who the hell is Joe Mucheru ?
— Linux 👨🏾💻 Admin. (@hmmuigai) November 25, 2015
But they will. He’s got endorsements from influential people.
— #Lit360 (@Lit360KE_) November 25, 2015
Joe Mucheru’s appointment is subject to vetting and approval of all nominated Cabinet Secretaries by the Kenyan Parliament.
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