Three key loyalists and allies of President William Ruto were on Friday elected to the Board of Directors of Kenya Power and Lighting Company. Their appointment came after Treasury Cabinet Secretary Prof Njuguna Ndung’u last month wrote to the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) demanding the immediate removal of its board of directors.
Those who landed the prestigious appointments at the state parastatal are Hon Joy Brenda Masinde, a close and inner member of UDA party associated with President Ruto. Another one who landed a job as Board of Directors is Hon Duncan Ojwang who in the run to the August 9th General Elections acted as a ardent and staunch defender of Kenya Kwanza administration in state television.
Also a key ally of the President who was rewarded with the election to the BoD was Logan Hambrick who played a key role in the UDA presidential campaigns. He also served as members of the UDA nominations and elections dispute resolution committee and defended Ruto during his ICC case at the Haque.
According to KPLC's Board Manual, the responsibility of appointing members of the board is bestowed on the shareholders. The shareholders are further accorded the authority to change the composition of the directors in case it fails to meet the agreed objectives.
Those who who made it to the list are They are:
1. Veska Kangogo
2. Duncan Ojwang
3. Albert Njagi
4. Logan Hambrick
5. Joy Brenda Masinde
6. Energy PS Andrew Kamau
7. Treasury CS Njuguna Ndung'u.
Kangogo, a former CEC in Nairobi county government, unsuccessfully sought the UDA ticket to run for Uasin Gishu governor.
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