BY UPESI NEWS BUSINESS REPORTER,NAIROBI,4TH JAN,2017-Dr Ken Tarus appointed Kenya Power acting Managing Director .Dr Ken Takes over from Mr Ben Chumo  whose contract expires officially on Friday 6th Jan,2017.

The acting Kenya power managing Director Dr Ken Tarus/File Photo

Speaking to the media  the outgoing Kenya power Chief Executive officer Ben Chumo  has explained to the country many achievements that the company has attained since he took office in 2013. Of importance he touched on increased  power mage watts  from 1640 in 2013 to 2333 currently.

Outgoing Kenya Power chief executive Ben Chumo. PHOTO | FILE

Another notable achievement is increased  number  of customers who are able to access power in the country with the figures standing at 5.5 million   customers from 2.2 million in 2013.He also says the universal access is well on course with 60 percent of work towards the achievement having been done.He added that he is optimistic that  before the year 2020 the country shall be able to witness the universal access.

Chumo says he retires having attained the maximum retirement age of 60 years.On the other side the incoming acting MD Dr Ken Tarus has been a member of senior management team at the Kenya power.He is also a certified public accountant and has an B.A in Business administration among other achievements.He will lead the company untill when the outsourcing of the new MD shall be contacted.The  announcement was made by Kenya power Chairman Kenedy Marende.


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