PROFILE OF H.E BENJAMIN LANGAT, HIGH COMMISSIONER TO THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA

Prior to his appointment and subsequent presentation of his credentials to the President of the Republic of Namibia in February 2019 as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, H.E. Benjamin Langat, CBS, was serving as a Member of Parliament (MP) at the Kenya National Assembly representing Ainamoi Constituency from 2008 to 2017. At the National Assembly, he was elected and served as the Chairman -Departmental Committee on Finance, Planning and Trade from 2013 to 2017 and Vice Chairman of the Local Authorities and Funds Accounts Committee from 2008 to 2012.

Earlier, he has also served in several other private sector positions including as Senior Accountant at Chai Trading Company Ltd- a subsidiary of KTDA Ltd and as Internal Auditor at Consolidated Bank of Kenya Ltd. He has also worked for accounting firms in areas of external auditing and tax advisory. He also served as Part-Time Lecturer (Accounting and Finance) at JKUAT’ s Institute of Human Resource Development teaching both MBA and Bachelor of Commerce Students such courses as Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Corporate finance and public finance

He holds a Master of Business Administration Degree in Accounting and Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting Option) both from the University of Nairobi. He is also a fully qualified Certified Public Accountant, and member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya in good standing.

During his tenure in Parliament, he was actively involved as spokesman and chairman of the Departmental Committee on Finance, Planning and Trade, tasked with presenting the views of the committee on the floor of the house, including moving motions on different committee reports and bills. He was also involved in reviewing the legislation on finance, industry, tourism, trade and planning. He successfully sponsored the following bills : Finance Bill 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, The Value Added Tax Bill (2013), The Microfinance (Amendment) Bill (2013), The Insurance (Motor Vehicle Third Party Risks) (Amendment) Bill 2013, Tax Appeals Tribunal Bill (2013) Tax Procedures Bill (2013), The Kenya Deposit Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2013 and The Securities and Investment Analysts Bill( 2014)

As the Head of Mission in Windhoek, he seeks to promote, protect and project Kenyan-Namibian relations within the broad areas of economic, political, social, and   environmental interests of our two countries

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