4 January 2014

Kenya: Power Generator Kengen Gets New Chairman

"The board of directors of KenGen at its meeting of Thursday 2 January 2014 appointed Mr. Joshua Kibet Choge as the chairman of the board," a public notice published yesterday said.

Choge replaces Titus Mbathi who has retired from the company's board. The appointment of Choge comes after shareholders on December 20 elected him a director alongside four others. The others elected during the annual general meeting were Henry Rotich, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Joseph Njoroge (Principal Secretary for Energy and Petroleum), Millicent Nyaboke Omanga and Zipporah Nyakiaro Ndegwa.

Choge holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Statistics and is a trained accountant from Strathmore College. He also trained at the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply UK on procurement management.

According to the notice, Choge has over 15 years experience in the public sector in various positions including purchasing manager and deputy chief auditor at East African Portland Cement.

He has served as a director at the Agriculture Finance Corporation where he is the immediate former deputy chairman of the board and chairman of the finance and business committe of the board.

"He is an experienced businessman and a board member of several schools upcountry," the notice adds. "Choge is conversant with corporate governance matters having attended the critically acclaimed corporate governance training of directors course organised by the Centre for Corporate Governance."

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