Odhiambo, who previously served as the Controller of Budget, will chair the NTSA board for a period of three years.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6 (1) (a) of the National Transport and Safety Authority Act, 2012, I, Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, appoint Agnes N. Odhiambo to be the Chairperson of the Board of the National Transport and Safety Authority, for a period of three (3) years,” a gazette notice dated May 15, reads.
Ms Odhiambo was the first Controller of Budget who took the office in August 2011 after she emerged the best candidate out of 157 applicants.
Additionally, she was the first female student to graduate with first-class honors in her area of study at the University of Nairobi.
Odhiambo is a certified public accountant and in August 2013, she served on the Board of Directors of Kenya Women Microfinance Bank (KWFT).
She is expected to lead a team comprising of George Njao – NTSA director-general; Treasury CS Ukur Yatani; PS Transport Solomon Kitungu; Attorney General Paul Kihara; Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai.
Others are Francis Mwongo (member); Moses Nderitu – Private Sector Representative; Catherine Waweru (member); Meshack Kidenda (member); and Wilfred Nyamwamu.
The president also appointed former JKUAT Vice-Chancellor, professor Mabel Imbuga, as the chairperson of the National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse Board.
The role was previously held by John Mututho, who also vied for governor position in the 2017 general elections.
He, however, did not specify for how long Imbuga would hold the position.