Ruto Tasks Billionaire Ally to Establish National Lottery
President William Ruto appointed billionaire Narendra Raval to lead the task force that will establish the National Lottery.
In a special gazette notice dated Friday, February 17, Ruto noted that the lottery proceeds will be used for good causes.
“NOW THEREFORE, to harness the collective synergies among the public in being part of the solution through participating in a national lottery whose proceeds will contribute towards good causes and the amelioration of the plight of persons in need,
“It is notified that His Excellency Hon. William Samoei Ruto has appointed a Presidential Taskforce on the establishment of a National Lottery,” read part of the notice.
Businessman Narendra Raval (left) gifting President William Ruto (right) in 2022
According to the president, this shall be structured in two tiers namely the Steering Committee and the Technical Committee.
Narendra Raval will be deputised by Gideon G Thuranira in the Steering Committee while Linda Musumba will be the chairperson of the Technical Committee.
Other members of the Steering committee include Principal Secretary, National Treasury, or his Representative, Principal Secretary. Interior or his representative, Principal Secretary, Social Protection or his representative, Representative of Governors, Paul Russo, Judith Karigu Kiragu, Anne Wakathiru Njenga, Grace Kaman, Abdillahi K. Mutwafy and Jackline Chelangat Tonui.
While those on the Technical Committee include Wanjiku Wakogi, Eric Aligula (Dr.), Collins Kiprono, Peter Mbugi, Fred Mbasi, Eric Korir, Wilson Njenga Catherine Ochanda, Geoffrey Malombe, and Murimi Murage.
The committees are required to undertake a comprehensive review of the best practices on the establishment of national lotteries in other jurisdictions as well as develop the policy and implementation plan that will guide the establishment and operationalisation of the National Lottery in Kenya.