Retailer Tuskys in turmoil as owners eject chief executive

Kenya’s second largest retail chain Tuskys was yesterday thrown into managerial turmoil after the third generation heirs of the family-owned business dramatically ejected its chief executive, Dan Githua, accusing him of mismanaging the company.

The eviction, which was done in the glare of cameras, came just two weeks after the retail chain’s chief operating officer left in unexplained circumstances.

Mr Githua was evicted by some of the 20 grandchildren of the late Joram Kamau (Tuskys’ founder), who stormed his Embakasi
office, shouted him out of a management meeting, escorted him to his car and out of the company’s premises.

However, Tuskys directors disowned their children’s action in a Press statement sent to newsrooms later in the day.