The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has appointed Mamo Boru Mamo as the new Director-General. His appointment took effect from the 13th of August 2020. Mr Mamo takes over from Professor Geoffrey Wahungu.
Mr Mamo Boru Mamo’s appointment was announced by the Mr John Kunchellah in a press release dated 15th August. John Konchellah is the current chairman of the NEMA Board of management.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the National Environment Management Authority, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Mamo Boru Mamo as the incoming Director-General of NEMA. The appointment takes effect from 13th August 2020 following a competitive process where he emerged as the top candidate in the interview,” read the release.
Before his appointment, Mamo was on working on the same position on an acting basis since the 23rd of July 2019. His predecessor Geoffrey Wahungu gave up the position after he was arraigned in a Nairobi court over the Ksh.63 billion Arror and Kimwarer dams’ scandal. Wahungu was arrested alongside former Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and 26 other individuals following investigations into the scam.
Mamo has worked with NEMA for the last 16 years rising through the ranks. He holds a Masters in Environmental Education and Bachelor’s of Science from Egerton University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Climate Change and Sustainability.