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Ex-Tatuu singer Angela Ndambuki kicked out after 8 months as Chamber of Commerce CEO

Angela Ndambuki the outgoing CEO of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI). FILE PHOTO
Angela Ndambuki the outgoing CEO of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI). FILE PHOTO
The board of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) has sent home its Chief Executive Officer Angela Ndambuki.

The board of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) has sent home its Chief Executive Officer Angela Ndambuki.

Ms Ndambuki, a former member of Kenyan girl band Tatuu, was appointed CEO of KNCCI eight months ago.

Speaking to NTV, the Chamber’s Chairman, Kiprono Kittony, said that the board opted not to extend Ndambuki’s contract after probation.

Although her probation period was 6 months, she has been in office for 8 months.

Kittony would not disclose the specifics of Ms Ndambuki’s departure.

However, sources close to NTV have indicated that Ndambuki was against the board having direct influence over the day-to-day operations of the Chamber.

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This should ideally be the work of the management, a point she raised, leading to her departure.

The former songstress was a member of Tatuu alongside Angela Mwandanda alias Shinde, and Debbie Asila, Shaffie Weru’s ex-wife.

She holds a Masters of Law Degree in Intellectual Property Law from University of Edinburg (England) and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Nairobi.

The advocate of the High Court has previously worked as the CEO of Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK) and was named among top 100 reputable African by Reputational Poll International in April.

Meanwhile, KNCCI has appointed George Kiondo as Acting Chief Executive, a position he held prior to Ms Ndambuki joining the organisation in September 2017.

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HILARY KIMUYU

HILARY KIMUYU

Hilary has been a journalist with the Nairobi News since 2015 reporting on crime, entertainment, tech and any other issues that are of interest.



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