The 9- member Jumuia Resorts Board has finally been inaugurated. This follows the establishment and incorporation of Jumuia Resorts Limited as an independent entity and subsequent appointment of board members by the National Council of Churches of Kenya’s Executive Committee Meeting of last month.  Speaking during the board’s inaugural meeting at Jumuia Place Nairobi, NCCK’s General Secretary Reverend Canon Peter Karanja expressed confidence in the board’s capacity to deliver on its mandate. While congratulating them for their appointment, Canon Karanja asked board members to pitch higher for Jumuia resorts. “You are regarded highly.There are very high expectations. I am sure that we shall deliver on our mandate because we have the best,” said Canon Karanja who also sits on the board.

Jumuia Resorts board is chaired by Sam Kotut and members include Peter Mukulu, Monica Gitonga, Steve Lombo and Steve Mutua. Others are Anne Rama, Eric Simiyu and Dr. Nelson Makanda who is also NCCK’s deputy General Secretary.

Canon Karanja urged the board to create new synergies while upholding Christian values. He added that the NCCK management remained committed and hopeful for a positive outcome. “We want to perform at our best and as a Council we are hopeful for a positive outcome through this process,” said Canon Karanja.

On his part Chairman Kotut thanked his members for graciously accepting to serve on the board. “I also thank the GS for steering this process  this far and look forward to a positive story as we work together,” said Kotut who also expressed confidence in the board.

The board will among other things, oversee the operation and approve the strategic plan for Jumuia Resorts Limited which  becomes NCCK’s latest subsidiary. It will also hire and provide support to the Chief Executive Officer of Jumuia Resorts Limited and ensure that the resorts operate within the industry benchmark on business and service parameters. The resorts include Jumuia Conference and Country Home Limuru,  Jumuia resorts Nakuru, Jumuia resorts Kisumu and Jumuia beach resorts Kanamai. Other establishments that fall under Jumuia Resorts Limited are Jumuia Ol Lerai and Jumuia Coffee House located at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi.

The inaugural  board meeting for Jumuia Resorts Limited  was also attended by NCCK’s Director of Programmes Susie Ibutu, Finance Manager Mary Wanjiku and the resorts’ managers Martin Mburugu (Limuru) Emmanuel Waya (Kisumu) William Wario Halake (Nakuru) and Priscilla Mbugua  (Coffee House).

Others were  Jumuia resorts Marketing Manager Ambrose Koskei, NCCK's Legal Officer Gregory Papoi, Internal Auditor Gilbert Wanjohi, Senior Accountants Sophia Kamenju,Simon Omondi and Human Resource Officer Rose Wambugu.