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I will ensure smooth transition at KenGen

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By EDDY NJORORGE

Posted  Thursday, November 29   2012 at  20:11
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I was appointed as the Managing Director of KenGen on March 26, 2003 for an initial 4-year contract.

My second contract was for three years and on December 17, 2010, and the Board of Directors resolved to extend my contract for a further term of five years which will expire on March 26, 2015.

This week, I turned 60 years old. And I have paused in reflection. On March 4, 2013, I will exercise my democratic right and vote for new leaders across this great nation under a new constitutional dispensation that we promulgated on August 10, 2010.

On March 26, 2013 I will have worked as the CEO of Kengen for 10 years.

These are significant milestones both singularly and collectively and the convergence of all these events in my life has convinced me that now is time to exit the cockpit in favour of a new Captain that will take the KenGen plane to higher skies.

I believe that 10 years is sufficient time for one to make a difference in an institution. Yes, KenGen has had its challenges but as some of you know, I thrive on challenges particularly when they are of service to the nation.

Although my exit will bring about a change in leadership, I am pleased to let you know that we are well prepared for transition.

Over the past few years we have restructured the company into an institution operated by professional men and women who are more than capable of taking your company to the next level.

We have developed the structures and more importantly the culture and the discipline required to see KenGen to the next horizons without dependence on a particular individual.

I have over the past two years deliberately mentored and given the executive directors a lot of responsibility while still bearing ultimate accountability for their actions and I can proudly stand here today and share that they are trained to make decisions without fearing the consequences.

I am confident that they are accountable; they have all gone through Advanced Management Programmes and the last two are in Spain doing the final part of their programme.

I have not borne the mantle of leadership alone; I have relied on the wisdom and guidance of this distinguished Board and for that I am grateful.

In the coming months, I will devote myself towards ensuring a smooth transition and work with you to secure a new Chief Executive.

Mr Njoroge is the outgoing managing director, KenGen