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Meet Four Powerful Individuals Behind President William Ruto's Economic Advisory Team

In order to anticipate how The Plan would be implemented in operating his government, President William Ruto enlisted the help of a large team of economic consultants.

Adan Mohammed, a former cabinet secretary, Dr. Kamau Thugge, Josphat Nanok, Dr. Nancy Laibuni, and Dr. Augustine Cheruiyot were among those appointed. Dr. David Ndii, a well-known economist, serves as the Council's chairman.

1. David Ndii. He contributed to the development of the Kenya Kwanza manifesto, which was based on the bottom-up economics theory.

Ndii oversaw the NARC Economic Recovery Strategy (ERS) taskforce, which is widely credited with Kenya's post-2003 economic recovery. Previously, Ndii was an economic advisor to the Government of Rwanda.

Together with Professor Anyang' Nyong'o, he co-founded the Institute of Economic Affairs, Kenya's first independent think tank for policy.

2. Dr. Kamau Thugge, chief of fiscal affairs and budget policy, is a senior advisor.

He holds a Master's in Economics from Johns Hopkins University, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics from Colorado College, and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Johns Hopkins University, all in the United States.

Along with former Treasury Secretary CS Rotich, he was accused of corruption while serving in President Kenyatta's cabinet.

3. Senior Advisor and Director of the Economic Transformation Secretariat, Dr. Augustine Cheruiyot

He is an economist by training, and he worked on Ruto's campaign as the chief adviser on agricultural and food security.

He will now hold the positions of Senior Advisor and Director of the Secretariat for Economic Transformation.

4. Dr. Laibuni is a PhD candidate in agricultural economics at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.

She has over 20 years of experience as a senior research and policy analyst in the agricultural industry.

Dr. Laibuni possesses significant expertise in food security, value chain analysis, public spending analysis, and agricultural public policy analysis.

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