Former Principal Secretary (PS) for Transport Irungu Nyakera has been appointed to head the Democratic Party of Kenya to give it new lease of life.
The decision approved by the party National Executive Committee with Nyakera being named as the deputy leader by thirty-two delegates.
One of his biggest tasks will be member registration as the party hopes to field a Presidential Candidate in the 2022 polls.
On October 26, 2018, the delegates had passed a resolution to energize the party by injecting new blood into its leadership in readiness for the 2022 presidential elections.
Nyakera will deputize the aging former cabinet minister, Joseph Munyao.
His entry into active politics is the latest move since leaving the civil service in mid-2018 after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a mini-reshuffle in his cabinet.
Uhuru tapped him from Equity Investment Bank where he was serving as the Managing Director (MD) and at the time, became the youngest serving PS.
Nyakera currently heads the Irungu Nyakera Foundation in Muranga County.