NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 9 – Mahboub Maalim Mohamed has been made the Kenya Power Chairman by the Board of Directors to replacing Kenneth Marende whose term ended on December 1, 2017.
Marende who served as the head of the electricity distributor since December 2014 was voted out in December.
Kenya Power Managing Director Ken Tarus says Mohamed brings to the company a wide range of local and international experience in public service and corporate governance.
“We pledge our full support as he guides the company towards meeting its strategic objectives,” he said.
Mohamed has previously served as a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Water and irrigation and as an Executive Director at Intergovernmental Authority on Development.
He was also an Ambassador to the Inter Governmental Authority on Development.
He holds Bachelor of Science and Masters Degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in the US and is also a registered engineer with the Kenya Engineers’ Registration Board and a member of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya.
Mohamed comes on board as the power company is facing billing problems owing to a new upgrade of its system aimed at ending bill estimations that has resulted in variations in billings.