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Celebrating Five Most Powerful Women Running Corporate in Kenya (Photos)

In the past couple of years, top leadership positions leaned towards men but the narrative is slowly changing to accommodate well-deserved women to hold those top positions.  Here is a list of Kenyan women who have overcome the barriers to sit at the table with their male counterparts. Jane Karuku. She is the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of East African Breweries Limited (EABL). She is an alumnus of the University of Nairobi where she pursued a Bsc Degree in Food Science and Technology

  2 months ago
Celebrating Five Most Powerful Women Running Corporate in Kenya (Photos)

Kenya Power's Dominance coming to an End as KenGen sets to sell Electricity directly to consumers

(photo courtesy) A major blow has landed on Kenya Power as KeGen gets ready to supply electricity to consumers directly. This is going to put an end to the monopoly of Kenya Power and Lighting Company over Kengen for more than 100 years where they have been dominating the entire market. Rebecca Miano the KenGen CEO explained that they have only been awaiting the new regulations under the Energy Act 2019 to be finalized so that they can go ahead and officially start selling power to large larger consumers. "The

  4 months ago
Kenya Power's Dominance coming to an End as KenGen sets to sell Electricity directly to consumers

Shareholders of KenGen, the Largest Electricity Producer In Kenya

KenGen has dominated the electricity-generating fields in Kenya for over decades. In fact, it is among the best electricity generating companies in the entire world. KenGen in full means Kenya Electricity Generating Company. It is also the largest electricity generating company in Kenya, accounting for almost 75% of the total electricity consumed in the country. In the year 1998, the government of Kenya restricted the energy sector, separating the energy generation to Kengen and the energy transmission and distribution

  3 months ago
Shareholders of KenGen, the Largest Electricity Producer In Kenya

Why KenGen is Now Planning to Sell Power Directly to Consumers

Kenya Electricity Generating Company - KenGen, last week made clear their intention to sell power directly to consumers. Power supply has for over 100 years been a monopoly business by Kenye Power and Lightning Company (KPLC), a company that has of late been on the wrong side of Kenyans. KenGen through their managing director Rebecca Miano, brought to public their plans to sell power directly to major consumers, but it now appears KenGen would also supply power to even smaller consumers. Photo: KPLC Headquarters

  4 months ago
Why KenGen is Now Planning to Sell Power Directly to Consumers

Kenyan CEO who Loves Knitting Sweaters

KENGEN Managing Director and CEO Rebecca Miano while being interviewed with business daily disclosed that she finds knitting sweaters rejuvenating and decompressing. This is to say that her passion revolves around holding a needle and a fabric firmly in her hands, before bringing her artistic imaginations to life. While on the interview, the well-read KENGEN CEO confessed that knitting sweaters is good for mediation, as it goes a long way in pushing emotional baggage to the furthest corner of oblivion. To satisfy

  6 months ago
Kenyan CEO who Loves Knitting Sweaters

KenGen Expresses Interest in Supplying Electricity Directly to Consumers

Electrical power consumption is subject to debate in Kenya today. KenGen has now come out to say that there are plans on the way for it to sell power directly to large consumers in Kenya. Large power consumers account for almost half of Kenya’s electricity consumers. It will end the long duration in which KPLC has dominated the market and business. However, KenGen will need to gain distribution licenses from Kenya Electricity Transmission Company. They will start this project as soon as the regulatory authorities

  4 months ago
KenGen Expresses Interest in Supplying Electricity Directly to Consumers

Former KDF Chief General Samson Mwathethe is the New KenGen Board Chairman: See the Details

Former General Samson Mwathethe who retired in May 2020 as the Chief General of the Defence Forces, lands on a big job as the new KenGen board chairman. A meeting held on Wednesday by the board of directors, settled at Mwathethe as their new chairman to replace Joshua Choge. Choge has served as the board chairman since 2014. General Mwathethe is about 60 years old and he started service at about 1978. Obviously, Samson Mwathethe who has served in many capacities especially in the disciplined forces is immensely

  5 months ago
Former KDF Chief General Samson Mwathethe is the New KenGen Board Chairman: See the Details

Great Relief To Electricity Consumers If The Following Proposed Move Will Be Implemented

Kenyans will soon be relieved following the proposed move by electric power producer KenGen which is set to end the Kenya Power and Lighting Company's (KPLC) monopoly by directly selling power to consumers. KPLC has dominated the market by distributing electricity to consumers for close than a century now. KenGen's CEO, Madam Rebecca Miano claimed that the parastatal will soon start selling power to large consumers, pending finalisation of the new regulations under the Energy Act 2019. “The Energy Act 2019

  4 months ago
Great Relief To Electricity Consumers If The Following Proposed Move Will Be Implemented

From Position Of Power To More Power: Mwathethe's New Role After Retiring As CDF

General Samson Mwathethe was a former Kenyan Millitary officer and operated as the Chief of Defence Forces between April 2015 to May 2020. Since retiring earlier this year, he has been out of the limelight but today, his fortunes changed when he was appointed the new board chairman of the Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen). He replaces the former board chairman, Mr Joshua Choge who had served in that position since January 3rd, 2014. While announcing his appointment today, the KenGen board said

  5 months ago
From Position Of Power To More Power: Mwathethe's New Role After Retiring As CDF

Former KDF Chief Commander Mwathethe Appointed New KenGen Chairman

Former Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces Samson Mwathethe has been appointed as the new Chairman of electricity generating company KenGen. Under General Mwathethe’s leadership, KenGen is committed to strengthening its stakeholder relations as we continue to build a responsive and dynamic business that takes into account emerging technological advancements and social trends,” said KenGen Managing Director Rebecca Miano. Mwathethe is replacing joshua choge on the management.he is the intermediate commander

  5 months ago
Former KDF Chief Commander Mwathethe Appointed New KenGen Chairman

James Mwangi, Lee Kinyajui and Rebecca Miano beat thousands to win Prestigious African award

First time governor of Nakuru county Lee Kinyajui has been voted the Business Friendly Governor of the Year. Governor Lee Kinyajui, Equity bank group Chief Executive Dr James Mwangi and KenGen Cheif Executive Officer Rebecca Miano were the only Kenyans who were feted by the African Leadership Magazine. Nakuru county Governor Hon Lee Kinyajui. Courtesy. According to the magazine, the leaders had exceptional leadership practices including outstanding achievements in Africa’s business landscape. The African

  8 months ago
James Mwangi, Lee Kinyajui and Rebecca Miano beat thousands to win Prestigious African award

KenGen Tax Exemption on Its Power Production Removed in New Law Changes

Power producer KenGen is braced for increased taxation running into hundreds of millions of shillings after the Finance Act 2020 took away tax exemptions on electricity plants and introduced new ones. The move will end the Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed firm’s previous practice of paying the taxes and later claiming refund, with the amounts boosting its “other income” when they are received from Kenya Revenue Authority. KenGen, for instance, received a Sh391 million refund in the year ended June 2019

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KenGen Tax Exemption on Its Power Production Removed in New Law Changes

Girl Power: List of Most Powerful Female Managing Directors and CEOs Running Kenyan Corporations

1 Rebecca Miano She is in charge of Kenya's largest producer of electricity, KENGEN. The lady is in the helm of a company, whose majority are men, but she has managed to steer the parastatal to greater heights, with unmatched production of electricity from renewable energy. She holds a Degree in Law and a Masters in Comparative Law. Her appointment was effected in 2017 and she is still going strong. 2 Nasim Devji She is one of the only two managing directors of commercially licensed and NSE listed banks. This

  8 months ago
Girl Power: List of Most Powerful Female Managing Directors and CEOs Running Kenyan Corporations

Kenya Wins Big Yet Again As Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui Bags Prestigious Award

Kenya has won yet again after Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui bagged the award for Business Friendly Governor of the year in the African Businesses Leadership awards. This has made Kenya win yet again in as two other Kenyans won the award.  This competition attracts successful business people and powerful leaders across Africa who are over 220,000 participants. He trounced another governor of Cross Rivers State in South Africa called Ben Ayade.  CEO KenGen, Rebecca Miano also won the award together with Equity

  8 months ago
Kenya Wins Big Yet Again As Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui Bags Prestigious Award

CONGRATULATIONS! Equity Bank Chief Executive Officer James Mwangi Scoops the African CEO of the Year

Photo ( Courtesy ) Earlier during the Think Business Award Ceremony The Equity Bank Chief Executive Officer, James Mwangi has won the African CEO of the Year Award, defeating Mauricio Alarcon, the former CEO of Nestle' Nigeria Plc. This is according to the standard digital media. The award that is sponsored by the African Magazine, saw Safaricom as the African Company of the year, coming ahead of Nestle Nigeria, Standard Bank Group and First National Bank South Africa. Moreover, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui,

  8 months ago
CONGRATULATIONS! Equity Bank Chief Executive Officer James Mwangi Scoops the African CEO of the Year

Electric Cars in The Horizon as KENGEN Explores Electric Car Charging System

The Kenya power generator giant KenGen PLC is mulling on the idea of the electric cars using renewable energy as it tries to explore multiple revenue streams to take advantage of current mass exodus to green energy across the world. KenGen on this regard is investing on the Electric cars charging system. KenGen latest move could be construed as rising to the dynamics in motor vehicle industry worldwide as the electric car manufacturer, Tesla(TSLA) recently surpassed Toyota and Ford to be the world’s profitable

  8 months ago
Electric Cars in The Horizon as KENGEN Explores Electric Car Charging System

Governor Lee Kinyanjui wins the Business- Friendly Governor of the Year.

The Nakuru county Governor Lee Kinyanjui have been named as the Business- friendly Governor of the Year. Together with KenGen CEO Rebecca Miano won the African Inspirational Business Leadership Award and Equity Bank CEO James Mwangi won the African CEO of the Year Category. These Awards were from African Business Leadership Awards 2020. The three were awarded for their exceptional leadership and achievements for their great impacts in Africa’s business landscape. The governor was awarded for his exemplary

  8 months ago
Governor Lee Kinyanjui wins the Business- Friendly Governor of the Year.