Hudson Andambi has appointed the acting managing director of the Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) following the arrest of managing director Joe Sang.
Petroleum and Mining principal secretary Andrew Kamau has said Andambi has been appointed to ensure smooth operations of KPC.
” The Ministry of Petroleum and Mining in consultation with the chairperson of the KPC Board has appointed Hudson Andambi as the interim Managing Director of KPC until the board meets next week, to deliberate on the way forward. This is to ensure operations continue without interference and security of petroleum products supply.” He said.
Mr. Hudson Andambi is the Senior Principal Superintending Geologist and Head of Upstream Petroleum Operations in the Directorate of Petroleum where he also serves as the Deputy to the Secretary, Petroleum. He has served as an Alternate Director to the Board of Directors at the Kenya Pipeline Company and has been a Member to various East African Steering Committees.
The oil company is embroiled in a bitter management crisis pitting the board and the management over irregularities.
On Tuesday, Sang announced plans to leave the company, with the KPC board chair John Ngumi calling for an urgent internal audit in the procurement process of the troubled oil firm.
Sang has been the KPC boss since April 2016 after holding position in an acting capacity for four months following the resignation of his predecessor Flora Akoth.