Power Secretary Davies Chirchir has appointed Dr John Muoki Mativo because the MD of the Kenya Electrical energy Transmission Firm (Ketraco) efficient April 24 on a three-year contract, renewable as soon as.
The place has remained vacant since February 1 final yr when the then MD, now Kakamega Governor, Fernandes Barasa resigned to pursue politics.
Dr Mativo takes over from Engineer Isaac Kiva who was seconded from the Power ministry in January this yr to go the State-owned energy agency on performing foundation, nearly a yr after Anthony Wamukota had served on related foundation from February final yr.
Mr Kiva, whose mandate at Ketraco had been to supervise the recruitment of a substantive MD, reverts again to his position because the secretary of renewable vitality on the ministry.
“Dr John Mativo is predicted to carry on board adequate abilities in management and administration of sources, having served the corporate in varied capacities since 2010,” stated the agency’s board chair Abdi Naked Duale in an inner memo to employees.
“He has a wealth of expertise and institutional historic data which is far wanted to help the required management in designing appropriate plans and methods that can contribute to excessive and sustainable socio-economic growth of the nation’s financial system.”
The brand new boss holds a Doctorate diploma in Civil Engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan College in Japan, a Grasp’s diploma in Structural Engineering from Tongji College in China and a Bachelor’s diploma in Civil Engineering from the College of Nairobi.
He has over 25 years working expertise in analysis, planning, design and building supervision each in the private and non-private sectors.
He takes over Ketraco’s management on the peak of reforms within the vitality sector geared in the direction of decreasing the price of energy.
He’s anticipated to supervise the formulation and implementation of the corporate’s fourth strategic plan 2023-28, operationalisation of the System Operator Mandate below the Power
Act 2019, and implementation of the corporate’s first Public Non-public Partnership (PPP) transmission tasks.