Paul Kukubo is on his way out of the Kenya ICT Board after serving as its chief executive officer for five years.
Kukubo confirmed his departure today at the Julisha ICT Survey report launch, adding he would not be leaving before his contract expires in June.
Kukubo is popular for his ambitious ICT master plan that foresees Kenya as the regional ICT hub by 2017, as well as a number of initiatives driven towards developing Kenya’s talents in application development.
His departure comes days after spearheading the launch of the Kenya National ICT Master Plan, the groundbreaking of Konza Tech City last month and today’s Julisha report launch.
He will also be remembered for various achievements including setting up of the e-government directorate and the Tandaa fund-to-fund innovation.
Kukubo, who was the founder of the first interactive agency in East Africa, 3mice Interactive, is said to be headed to the East African Commodity Exchange as head.
Also rumoured to be leaving is his deputy Victor Kyalo, an electrical engineering lecturer at the University of Nairobi, who is said to be heading to teaching at the university although he could see his way back into the ICT parastatal.