MPs Vet Deputy CBK Nominee Susan Koech

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A Joint-Committee of the National Assembly's Departmental Committee on Finance and the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Budget on Tuesday vetted the Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Kenya nominee Susan Koech.

Taking to the hot seat, Dr. Koech expressed her readiness to take up the position before the Joint Committee, co-chaired by MP Kuria Kimani and Senator Ali Roba.

She cited her vast experience in the money sector and her great global networks as crucial assets she would deploy to help steer economic growth.

Additionally, she spelt out some measures that would help revive and strengthen the country's economy.

"We need to ensure there is a vibrant interbank forex market and in addition, ensure we diversify exports so that we increase exports while at the same time reducing imports especially food items," explained Dr. Koech.

"Banking is my DNA and if this Committee approves me, I will be happy to do what I started sometimes back," she added.

Further, the nominee told the Committee that there is a need to support and strengthen the Public-Private Partnership arguing that it is one of the key routes to economic empowerment and the creation of jobs.

The Joint-Committee will retreat to prepare a report to either approve or reject the nominee; thereafter, the report will be tabled in both Houses for consideration.

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