Patrick Ngugi Njoroge is a Kenyan economist, banker and the 9th governor of the Central Bank of Kenya .
He was nominated to be the governor of the Central Bank of Kenya by Uhuru Kenyatta , the president of Kenya , on 2 June 2015.
After vetting by the parliamentary committee on Finance, Trade and Planning on 17 June 2015, he was approved by the parliament of Kenya on 18 June 2015. He assumed office effective 19 June 2015. [6lll up
On 13 October
Dr Patrick Ngugi Njoroge told members of the National Assembly’s Finance, Trade and Planning Committee that he is unmarried by choice
“I am single by choice and that is where I am today. You never know what I will have tomorrow,” he said
It can now reveal why Dr Njoroge is still single: he is a staunch member of Opus Dei, an institution of the Roman Catholic that has strong beliefs on marriage, children and use of contraceptives.
His comments caused a stir on online with many asking a man of his age and means would want to be a bachelor.
So heated was the online debate that local radio stations picked up the conversation
Even as women declared their intentions for accomplished International Monetary Fund (IMF) advisor, others asked why his marital status was brought up in the vetting process.
Dr Njoroge began his career in Kenya’s Ministry of Planning in 1985. He would join the Ministry of Finance two years later where he served until 1994 before settling at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a senior economist in 1995.
He had his longest stint in the Senior Economist position spanning ten years before he became the Mission Chief for Dominica and later Deputy Division Chief in the Finance Department.