Nairobi, Nov. 24 -- The Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (Kism) council will elect a new chairperson in January 2023.

Already, 21 candidates have been cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to run for the position. They include Dr Vincensia Apopa, the current manager in charge of supply chain at the National Construction Authority.

Kism is a national body for professionals in the practice of procurement and supply chain management in Kenya.

Dr Apopa, who has also been a council member at Kism for the last two years, says her candidacy is motivated by the need to have an organ that is the voice of practitioners.

"My candidature is premised on the need to bring the change that members expect and deserve. I ...