President William Ruto has revoked the appointment of James Mandere Rogers Atebe as the Chairperson of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board and appointed Charles Githinji to replace him.
Githinji’s appointment was announced on Friday in a Kenya Gazette Notice dated January 20, 2023.
“I, William Samoei Ruto, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces appoint Charles Githinji (DR.) to be the Chairperson of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board. The appointment of James Mandere Rogers Atebe (Dr.) is revoked,” the gazette notice read.
Githinji’s appointment takes effect immediately and he will serve in that capacity for a period of three years.
The former president of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Atebe chairperson of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board in March 2022.
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board is the drug regulatory authority established under the Pharmacy and Poisons Act, Chapter 244 of the Laws of Kenya whose role is to regulate the practice of pharmacy and the manufacture and trade of drugs and poisons.