Jared Omondi Otieno has been appointed the new acting Kenya Power Chief Executive Officer taking over from Ken Tarus who stays suspended pending the determination of the ongoing court case against top managers of the utility company.
Othieno’s appointment is among 12 others announced on Monday by Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter.
Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter announced a new team that will replace suspended Kenya Power top managers on an interim basis.
Also appointed in acting capacities are:
Thagichu Kiiru -General Manager Business Strategy
Imelda Bore – General Manager Corporate Affairs
Ambrose Lamaon – Finance General Manager
David Monandi- General Manager Human Resource
Titus Makau – General Manager ICT
David Mwaniki- General Manager Infrastructure and Network Management
Aggrey Machasio General Manager- Customer Service and Regional Coordination
Joyce Awinja Ochieng- General Manager Supply Chain
Joseph Gathuru – General Manager Connectivity
Peter Njenga- in charge of Street Lighting
Charles Cheruyiot and Jeremiah Kiplagat assume office on permanent capacities as General Managers Internal Audit and Director Kenya Power International respectively.
While announcing the changes Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter said the new changes will help keep operations running at the utility company.
Keter however called for more humane approach to the war against graft, chiding the manner in which the former managers were taken into custody over graft allegations.