Nana Gecaga has been appointed as the acting managing director of the Kenyatta International Convention Centre by Tourism CS Najib Balala
The appointment isn’t really what has stirred contorversies. It is because the newly-appopinted managing director, Nana Gecaga is a niece of President Uhuru Kenyatta and a sister to Uhuru’s personal assistant Jomo Gecaga.
Because of the cycle of Kenyatta family members holding government post, many have termed her new office an act of nepotism while some congratulated the lady as she climbs higher on her career ladder.
In the midst of the mixed feelings, Nana has resumed office as acting managing director of Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) since the appointment took effect on April 1.
And according to Balala’s statement on Monday, Nana Gechaga will remain in office until the position is competitively and substantially filled.
The vibrant woman received a degree in marketing from the American Inter-Continental University, London. She has welled-up impressive experiences in PR and marketing.
Nana Gechaga has served as Balala’s marketing and special programmes advisor. She has also worked at KICC where she worked as head of marketing.
Additionally, Nana has served at several international firms on various projects and was actively involved in luring international celebrities to visit Kenya in order to advertise products including conference tourism.
In 2009, Nana placed Kenya on global map after she was bestowed with the MTV Africa Music Awards.
Visibly, Nana cannot be ranked as unqualified for her new job. She has proven that though she has relations in high places, the content of her brain is enough to place her at top of the game.
Even though every time a president’s or governor’s relative gets a Government job people see it as a practice among corrupt people in power which favours just relatives or friends, the woman who has built her career painstakingly is a Kenyan and as such has the right to reap the fruits of her labour.
Her new post is simply the case of preparation meeting with the right opportunity, so she should be lauded.