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Uhuru appoints Lyn Mengich as SRC chair replacing Sarah Serem

by kenya-tribune

President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Lyn Cherop Mengich as the Salaries and Remuneration Commission chairperson.

Lyn takes over from current Kenya ambassador to China Sarah Serem, who left the office on December 15, 2017 after six years at the helm.

Uhuru also appointed Dalmas Otieno, Leah Mumbua, John Monyoncho, Margaret Sawe, Amani Yuda Komora, Sophie Moturi, and Peris Ashubwe as SRC commissioners.

The appointments, according to a September 11 gazette notice released on Thursday, will be effective September 11.

The president earlier nominated former Kenya Power CEO Ben Chumo as chairperson before the latter was rejected by MPs owing to an ongoing corruption investigation.

When exiting office, the former chair said Kenya’s annual wage bill is expected to rise to Sh650 billion by the end of 2018, an issue that the new team is expected to take up.

She further reported that for the last six years, SRC managed to develop a remuneration and benefits policy to ensure for fair pay consideration.

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The incoming chair had featured on the list of shortlisted candidates before Chumo’s nomination was announced.

Lyn is an HR professional with 25-years experience, some in top positions at publicly traded and private firms.

She is the founder of Nuevo and has also served in various capacities at the Kenya Commercial Bank, Unilever, Barclays Bank, Shell, and SmithKline Beecham.

Lyn is a fellow of the Institute of Human resource management Kenya, an Alumni of IESE Business school in Spain, and Strathmore Business school.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nairobi and Advanced management program from IESE/SBS.

She also holds an Executive development program from Cornel University with extensive knowledge from different development programs in and outside the country.

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