Kenyan Bulletin has received information that top managers are leaving the struggling state corporation en masse.
“Why are Top executives leaving? George Kebaso Mokogi, the MD Carrier Services left in December, Steve Okeyo, MD Consumer Business resigned yesterday, Kris Senanu, MD Telkom Digital resigned yesterday, John Barorot, scandal-ridden CTO, left end on March & replaced by a Palestinian CTO, Catherine Olaka, CHRO tendered her resignation yesterday”, wrote the anonymous source.
Was there a scandal that has ‘eaten’ all these senior people?
There is a Ministry of Lands deal/project that was executed outside the PPDA process. The architect is Teddy Ogonda, director of innovation. Working together with Mugo Kibati’s company Tospay Limited (Run by a Dr. Dawood). The lands Cabinet Secretary (CS) Faridah Karoney is said to be aware.
It was particularly strange for Catherine Olaka, who is a side chick to Julius Cheptiony, Director Corporate Strategy, to resign.
The scandal must have been heavy.
On one occasion, Head of IT (Telkom) Donald Twesiga was acting CTO, the network failed twice in one week. CEO Mugo was breathing fire in their EXCO meeting, Donald reminded Mugo of his failure to invest in modern equipment & the existing network was full to capacity. Mugo insisted on running the network as was.
Donald, reiterated that as a professional he could not switch off (ration) consumers. He resigned in protest. He is now CTO Airtel Uganda.
A TENDER NO: MOICT/SDICT/100/2019-2020 to connect 6 hospitals to Government of Kenya National Optic Fibre Backbone (NOFBI) Network which nominated Prime Telcomms as the preferred subcontractors raised some rubble a few months ago.
The service delivery manager, a relative of the CTIO John Barorot (who has since retired), took advantage and demanded a bribe of Sh200K which Prime Telecoms gave, but reported to their handlers at the ministry. An email addressing Mugo Kibati, who is Telkom CEO shows.
A recently closed Tender on NOFBI Lot 1 & 2 maintenance required bidders to disclose any conflict of interest. Telkom management decided to cover-up the 200K involving the MoICT, Telkom and their contractor because it will affect their bid. The clean up was orchestrated by Charles Arrogo and the CEO’s puppet auditor Elam Muchira.
Barorot had signed a deal for an online charging system (OCS) worth Sh740 million where he was to get a cut of 10% (Sh74 million). The CEO Mugo Kibati found out those plans, suspended the project and blocked him from approvals, pending his exit.
The CTIO orchestrated the ouster of the former CEO Aldo Mareuse.
Mugo is purporting to drain the swamp, while he is in fact looking for avenues to loot Telkom, by removing anyone who questions the merit and effectiveness of his decisions