Retired KDF Chief General Samson Mwathethe has appointed as the new board chairman of KenGen by the state.
Mwathethe is replacing Joshua Choge who has served in the same position since January 2014.
His appointment was announced by KenGen Board with claims that the former military man will bring immense wealth of experience in strategy and leadership to the electricity generator.
“Under General Mwathethe’s leadership, KenGen is committed to strengthening its stakeholder relations as we continue to build a responsive and dynamic business that takes into account emerging technological advancements and social trends,” said KenGen CEO Rebecca Miano.
Mwathethe has worked as the chief of the Defence Forces, Commander of the Kenya Navy, Deputy Commander Kenya Navy, Kenya Navy Logistics Commander Base Commander Mtongwe and Fleet Commander in the past.
His other appointments when he served in the forces also include Chief of Systems & Procurement, Department of Defence, Commander of Individual Kenya Navy Ships, Staff Officer Operations at Navy Headquarters, 86 Squadron Commander and Staff Officer and Coordinator at the Department of Defence.
He boasts of rich professional and military trainings which include International Sub-Lieutenants Course (UK), International Principal Warfare (IPWO) Course, UK, Missiles Course (Italy) and Royal Navy Staff College Greenwich (UK).
This is Mwathethe’s first appointment since retiring as KDF chief in May when he handed over the mantle to General Robert Kibochi.