'We faced massive challenges with courage': Patrick Njoroge's final words as he exits CBK

'We faced massive challenges with courage': Patrick Njoroge's final words as he exits CBK

Kenya Central Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge speaks during a news conference at the Central Bank in Nairobi, Kenya November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Njeri Mwangi

Outgoing Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Patrick Njoroge has reflected on his time at the helm of the country's top bank, saying he leaves behind a world-class central bank at the heart of a vibrant and innovative financial system.

Taking to Twitter, Njoroge said while serving at CBK for eight 'intense' years, "We faced massive challenges with courage and diligence."

He signed off by putting a link to a song by Brothers in arms title 'in dire straits' and said, "Thank y'all."

Former Treasury PS Kamau Thugge takes over from Njoroge, who accomplished several feats at the helm of CBK, including overseeing the demonetisation of Kenya's currency in 2019 in a bid to fight corruption.

The outgoing governor was appointed by former President Uhuru Kenyatta on June 2, 2015, and assumed office effective 19 June 2015 after vetting by the National Assembly.

His successor Dr Kamau has also undergone intensive vetting by parliamentarians and was thereafter appointed by President William Ruto on Wednesday for a period of four years. 

He is set to assume office on Monday next week.


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