President William Ruto’s son-in-law Alexander Ezenagu has been appointed to two plum positions at Kenya’s top university.
Apart from being appointed a Senior Research Fellow at Strathmore University Business School, the Nigerian national was also appointed the director of the newly formed free trade department at the institution.
In a statement, Strathmore University Business School said Ezenagu, who is the husband to William Ruto’s eldest daughter June Ruto will be tasked with leading the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) Policy and Development Centre.
“Ezenagu brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in the areas of trade and investment,
“The AfCFTA Policy Centre aims to address the unique trade challenges and opportunities facing Africa by conducting cutting-edge research, facilitating knowledge dissemination, and offering capacity-building programs,” the statement read in part.
On his part, William Ruto’s son-in-law expressed optimism over his new role indicating that he was thrilled to lead the institution that will solve a number of trade imbalances in the continent.
“I am thrilled to join Strathmore University and lead the AfCFTA Policy Centre in its mission to promote economic integration in Africa,
‘‘The AfCFTA represents a historic opportunity for the continent, and I am committed to leveraging our expertise to support its successful implementation,” he stated.
Ezenagu is a distinguished scholar and expert in international law, trade, investment, and tax.
He holds a Doctor of Civil Law (D.C.L) from McGill University and a Masters in Commercial Law from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Ezenagu previously worked as an assistant taxation and commercial law professor at Qatar’s Hamad Bin Khalifa University.
The scholar was thrust into the spotlight after marrying June Ruto in 2021, in a magnificent, invites-only ceremony in Nairobi Kenya.