Nyandarua Governor and former Secretary to Cabinet and Head of Public Service Francis Kimemia’s brother is among the 59 procurement staff suspended at Kenya Power as reforms began at the troubled utility firm.
Standards Manager Eng (Dr) Peter Kimemia describes himself on LinkedIn as ‘experienced Standards Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the utilities industry as energy expert and registered consulting engineer. Skilled in Enterprise Risk Management, Analytical Skills, Power Transmission, Quality Management, Technical Audit’s and Management. Strong engineering professional graduated from University of Nairobi and solid post graduate management and entrepreneurship credentials from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology’
Dr Kimemia’s boss, John Ng’eno, a General Manager, Supply Chain & Logistics at Kenya Power & Lighting Company was also sent home in what promises to be a thorough clean-up at KPLC.
It is not clear why the IT department has been spared. Technical and commercial losses have, by and large, been facilitated by IT experts at Kenya Power.
Large power consumers have often enlisted their engineers, in cahoots with IT experts at KPLC, who short current transformers that read power loads so as to by-pass meters which measure consumption.
Customer care managers have also power to amend consumption units – which discretion has been contin0uosly abused for selfish gains realizing a sharp surgecommercial and technical