In a communication on Friday, December 3, Kenya Power announced that the General Managers are the ones stepping aside to allow for a clean-up exercise in the company that has been riddled with graft and mismanagement.
The Board of Directors, after consultations, sent the top managers on a 60-day compulsory leave to pave way for forensic audits and review of the supply chain.
The purge has seen a new team constituted take over the leadership of the loss making company in an acting capacities.
Those named to take over are, Aggrey Machasio (General Manager Infrastructure Development), Peter Njenga (General Manager Regional Coordination), Charles Mwaura (General Manager Network Management), Robert Mugo (General Manager ICT), Imelda Bore (General Manager, Legal Services and Regulatory Affairs and Company Secretary).
Already, Kenya Power has suspended 59 top leaders to pave way for a forensic audit. The latest purge brings the total number to 64.
“The goal of the forensic audit, which will be done on the procurement systems, stock, and staff is to enhance the robustness of the company’s supply chain processes so as to anchor them on the principles of value for money, professionalism, and accountability,” Kenya Power.
This comes even as the company admitted to cartels trying to sabotage reforms currently being spearheaded by Energy Cabinet Secretary, Ambassador Monica Juma.
The firm has, however, not named officials for wanting to maintain the status quo.
This comes as the company made it clear that all companies supplying goods and services will have to be revealed as part of the reforms to address the growing cases of graft at the government agency.
As part of the reform rules proposed, Kenya Power suppliers paid over Ksh1 million per month or Ksh12 million per annum will have to file the identities of their true owners.
In addition, the suppliers will have to authorise Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) to disclose their owners to other market regulators.
“All suppliers and persons selling and or supplying electric power or other goods and services to the company in excess of an aggregate of Ksh1 million per month or Ksh12 million annually shall disclose to the company the ultimate beneficial owner of the supplier and or electric power,” proposed regulation read.