Bitcoin remittance startup BitPesa has lost one of its board members following his appointment to a government position.
Mucheru was named to the post in November, according to local reports, a move that came amid a reshuffling of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cabinet.
Mucheru told TechMoran:
According to the publication, Mucheru is also divesting an ownership stake in a home entertainment firm called Wananchi Group.
When reached for comment, BitPesa co-founder and CEO Elizabeth Rossielo confirmed the departure.
"Joe Mucheru has been an essential part of BitPesa's story from the beginning and we wish him all the very best on this next stage in his career," she told CoinDesk.
However, firm is currently a party in a lawsuit involving money network M-Pesa operator Safaricom and Lipisha, a payments gateway based in Kenya.
, a judge ruled that the suit can move ahead months after M-Pesa cut off access to Lipisha and, as a result, BitPesa, citing the latter's work with digital currency.
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