Acting KPC boss gets contract extension

KPC Acting MD
KPC Acting MD Hudson Andambi. PHOTO/COURTESY

Hudson Andambi the acting Managing Director at Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has had his contract extended by six months.

According to a news report by the Business Daily, Mr. Andambi’s initial contract was supposed to expire on April but the Board of Directors at Kenya Pipeline has extended his contract which will now run until October.

“Mr Andambi’s appointment was initially set to end on April 6 but it has now been extended by the board until October 6,” KPC Board Chairman John Ngumi told the Business Daily yesterday.

Mr. Ngumi similarly revealed that the firm will soon advertise for the position of Managing Director as part of early preparations to secure a replacement for Mr. Andambi once his contract runs out in October.

“We are now ready to recruit. An advert will be out in the papers in the next few days with all the details required from the next substantive MD,” Mr Ngumi added.

KPC’s acting MD initially took up the position in December 2018 taking over from then MD Joe Sang who resigned following allegations that he was part of a corruption scandal revolving around the construction of Ksh. 1.8 billion oil jetty in Kisumu.

Following his resignation, Mr. Sang was arrested alongside four other top officials at the company for failure to report massive fuel loss and procurement irregularities at the company with KPC inviting the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to probe claims of suspicious spillage reports. The four officials included Company Secretary Gloria Khafafa, Head of Procurement Vincent Cheruiyot, Procurement Manager Nicholas Gitobu and General Manager in charge of infrastructure Billy Aseka.

According to the Business Daily, the five were however released on Ksh. 2 million cash bail each on December 10 after their lawyer argued that the charges against his clients were “generic and not serious.”

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