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KPC seeks new MD after court overturned Joe Sang appointment



KPC seeks new MD after court overturned Joe Sang appointment

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 6 – The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is looking for a new managing director (MD) after a labour court last week suspended the appointment of Joe Sang in an acting capacity.

The Employment and Labour Relations Court ordered KPC to replace Sang with an insider.

In January, Attorney General Justin Muturi okayed the appointment of Sang as the KPC MD.

The AG said that there was no law that barring appointment of acting MD from outside KPC.

“The Company’s statutory mandates, strategic goals and the management of its resources; including giving direction and leadership for the achievement of Company’s mission, the development of its strategy and in a result oriented and timely manner to achieve the Company’s goals, objectives and agreed performance targets,” KPC said in a stamen on a local newspaper.

The new MD will have to possess a Masters Degree, member of a professional body, over 15-years work experience, and proficiency in computer application.

Other requirements include a Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) certificate, Tax compliance certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), among others.

Early this week, the KPC Board appointed Sang as the new MD after he was cleared of corruption allegations the previous month.

Sang took over from Samson Macharia Irungu whose term ended this month.

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KPC Board failed to renew Irungu’s contract after he exhausted his three-year term.

In a letter, the Board said that Irungu’s contract was terminated after he showed no interest in the post.

However, Irungu challenged his ouster at the Employment and Labour Court.

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