MPs question Uhuru nominee for being unmarried
16 June 2015, 15:13
Nairobi - The nominee for position of Central Bank Governor Patrick Ngugi Njoroge has been grilled by MPs over his single-hood status at 54 years of age.
Dr Njoroge was named nominee to the CBK last week by President Kenyatta to take over from retired Governor Prof. Njuguna Ndung'u.
He was however questioned by MPs sitting on the Parliamentary Finance, Trade and Economics Committee over his status as a single man at his age.
They also sought to know why he has no investment in Kenya.
" It is my choice at the moment and this is where I am. You do not know how tomorrow will be but for now I choose to remain single," he answered.
Over his lack of investment, he added that he had lived long years outside the country and thus had chosen to live his life there.
" As you can see, I have lived very long years outside the country and had frankly chosen to continue with my life in that part of the world," he added.
Dr Njoroge, at the time of his appointment was an International Monetary Fund adviser in the United States of America.
Apart from Njoroge, Jairus Mohammed Nyaoga, who was nominated chairman of the CBK, was also grilled as was Mrs Sheila M’Mbijiwe who is the nominated deputy governor.
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