News broke last evening that Joe Mucheru was going to be the next ICT cabinet secretary after Fred Matiang’i. And that elicited some positive reactions, people sounded hopeful, just like they were when the president picked professionals to head the dockets.
Joe has a quite impressive CV, from founding Wananchi Online, one of the first internet entities in Kenya, taking several caps at Google to being an Angel investor to some of Kenya’s successful startups like Wezatele, Bitpesa and Valuraha. People also likened him to Bitange Ndemo who has so much dreams of the Kenya tech space and has some great initiatives to show for this and assuming that Joe is going to pick from that inertia and leapfrog the space forward.
What do you think? Is this the cabinet hiring of the decade or not?