It is with great sadness that we received the news of the passing of Nzomo Mutuku, MBS.
Nzomo was a friend of FSD Kenya, a role in which he wore two hats. First, he served as the National Treasury representative in our Programme Investment Committee (PIC) between May 2015 and March 2017. Second, as the Director of the Financial and Sectoral Affairs Department at the National Treasury, Nzomo was the principal counterpart for FSD Kenya’s financial sector policy and regulation work.
During this time, Nzomo’s steadfast commitment in working to develop Kenya’s financial sector was apparent. He was passionate about building the capacity of his team at the National Treasury and in the wider financial sector regulatory agencies. He spearheaded the work on digitising Government payments that included deploying the government’s digital payments portal, e-citizen.
But it is not only about the work that he did, but also how he went about it. Nzomo was ever calm and always reflective. He listened more than he spoke, and he fostered a collaborative and consultative approach. He was keen on consensus building and ensuring that everyone moved together, all crucial markers of excellence in public policy making.
The story of Kenya’s financial sector development has Nzomo’s footprints all over it. The only way that we can honour his legacy is by ensuring that the work that he started is successfully accomplished.
Our sincere condolences to his family, colleagues and friends from all of us at FSD Kenya.