Joe Sang has been reappointed to head the Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) as Managing Director in an acting capacity.
Sang’, an ally of President William Ruto was acquitted of graft charges in December 2022.
His appointment comes at a time when revocation of state appointment of former regime people is in top gear.
As per an internal letter from the board of KPC, immediate former Managing Director Macharia Irungu failed to accept the extension of his tenure, necessitating the need to look for a new person to fill the vacant position.
“Kindly note that following the 5th Special Board of Directors’ Meeting held on 13th January 2023 at Kenpipe Plaza, the Directors deliberated on the term of your contract dated 2nd December 2019 and arrived at the conclusions as hereunder;
- There was only one contract duly signed by yourself on 2nd December 2019 for a 3(three) year term with effect from 2nd January 2020.
- There was no expression of interest on your part to have the same extended or renewed, despite an invitation by the Board to do so vide the letter dated 9th December 2022, written to you by the Board Chairperson.
- The said contract expired on 1st January 2023.
Your contract term lapsed on 1st January 2023 and to this effect, you are no longer an employee of Kenya Pipeline Company Limited. Thank you for the services rendered to the company,” the letter titled expiration of employment contract signed by Faith Boinett stated in full.
Sang’ and other senior managers of KPC were arrested and charged with implementing the Kisumu oil jetty project, which cost taxpayers an alleged loss of Sh1.9 billion.
Sang’ holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Nairobi and is a certified public accountant with extensive international training in governance and leadership in energy, among others.
He had previously worked at the National Oil, Unga Feeds and the East African Breweries.
During his two-and-half year stint at KPC, Sang’ is credited with managing the debt portfolio resulting in a reduction of contingent liabilities from Sh17 billion to Sh4 billion.
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