The Authority’s Board of Directors were appointed through a Gazette Notice No. 7692 dated 16th June, 2023.
The role of the Board of Directors is to provide strategic direction to the organization, exercise control and remain accountable to stakeholders. They also determine the organization’s Mission, Vision, Purpose and Core Values, set, oversee the overall strategy and approve significant policies of the organization.
The Board is guided by the Code of Governance for State Corporations commonly known as the Mwongozo, which was developed by the Public Service Commission (PSC) in conjunction with the State Committee Advisory Committee (SCAC)
Further, Article 10 of the Constitution entrenches national values and principles of governance that bind all State organs, State officers, public officers and all persons. These are:
(a) Patriotism, national unity, sharing and devolution of power, the rule of law, democracy and participation of the people;
(b) Human dignity, equity, social justice, inclusiveness, equality, human rights, non-discrimination and protection of the marginalized;
(c) Good governance, integrity, transparency and accountability; and
(d) Sustainable development.
According to Mwongozo, Corporate Governance provides the framework for achieving the objectives of the organization, and creates benchmarks for the measurement of corporate performance and disclosure.
They also ensure that the strategy is aligned with the purpose of the organization, legitimate interests and expectations of its stakeholders and the long term goals of the organization on sustainability.
Other roles of the Board as outlined in the Mwongozo include:
- Approve the organizational structure.
- Approve the annual budget of the organization.
- Monitor the organization’s performance and ensure sustainability.
- Enhance the corporate image of the organization.
- Ensure availability of adequate resources for the achievement of the organization’s objectives.
- Ensure effective communication with stakeholders.
The Mandate of National Water Harvesting & Storage Authority is to undertake on behalf of the National Government, the development, management, and maintenance of national public water works for water resources storage and flood control.
It is therefore the responsibility of the Board of Directors to provide the required leadership in designing suitable plans and strategies that will contribute to high and sustainable socio-economic development.
The Board ensures that the Authority has a credible Strategic Plan and Performance Contract that will deliver the desired goals and support the achievement of the agreed performance targets.
NWHSA’s Board of Directors:
- Symon Kimaru Maina Chairman of the Board
- Rodgers K. Chepkwony’ Director
- Amina Shaban Mohammed Director
- Simon Ngugi Mwihaki Director
- Bernard Kipseng’eret Koros Director
- David Yatich Kipkemei; Member, representing the PS, Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation; State Department for Irrigation
- Cyrus Murithi Mbogo Member, representing the PS, Ministry of Lands & Physical Planning
- Elema Huka Isack Member, representing the PS, The National Treasury
- Chrisologus Makokha Representative; Inspectorate of State
- John K. Muhia Ag. Chief Executive Officer and Secretary to the Board