Kenya’s President William Ruto on Friday, January 20, made changes to the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO) board.
The Head of State made fresh key appointments in his administration while sending home former president Uhuru Kenyatta‘s allies.
In a Gazette Notice dated January 20, 2023, the president appointed Interior Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale’s elder brother Aden Bare Duale.
Bare Duale now replaces Brigadier (Rtd.) David Azangu Ngaira was appointed by President Ruto’s predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta.
He will serve for a period of three years.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by paragraph 3 (a) of the Articles of Association of the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited, and section 6 (1) (a) of the State Corporations Act, as read together with section 51 (1) of the Interpretation and General Provisions Act, I, William Samoei Ruto, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya, appoint—ABDI BARE DUALE to be the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from Friday, January 20. The appointment* of Brig. (Rtd.) David Azangu Ngaira is revoked.”
Until his appointment, Aden Duale’s elder brother was the Chairman of the Kenya Leather Development Council. He is a trained entrepreneur with an MBA (International Trade) from Edith Cowan University, Australia.
Since taking over, President Ruto has made several appointments to State parastatals, with former President Kenyatta’s allies either dropped or moved to less glamorous positions.
The First in Command further named Charles Githinji to be the Chairperson of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, for a period of three (3) years.
He has also appointed Sophy Nekoye Waliaula to be the Non-Executive Chairperson of the Youth Advisory Board, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from January 20, 2023.