KenGen appoints ex-KDF chief Mwathethe as new board chairman

In Summary

•Mwathethe, who was appointed by the Board of Directors during a meeting earlier today, replaces Joshua Choge who has served in that position since January 2014.

•Mwathethe's term as KDF chief came to an end in May.

Former KDF chief Samson Mwathethe.
Former KDF chief Samson Mwathethe.
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KenGen has appointed former KDF chief General Samson Mwathethe as its board chairman.

Mwathethe, who was appointed by the Board of Directors during a meeting on Wednesday, replaces Joshua Choge who has served in that position since January 2014.

While announcing the appointment, the KenGen Board said he brings to the organisation immense wealth of experience in strategy and leadership.

“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,” CEO Rebecca Miano said.

Mwathethe has held various command appointments including chief of the Defence Forces, Commander of the Kenya Navy, Deputy Commander Kenya Navy, Kenya Navy Logistics Commander, Base Commander Mtongwe and Fleet Commander.

His other appointments included 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.

His professional and military training includes International Sub-Lieutenants Course (UK), International Principal Warfare (IPWO) Course, UK, Missiles Course (Italy) and Royal Navy Staff College Greenwich (UK).

He also attended the Defence Resource Management Course in Monterey, USA in 1998, and the National Defence College in Nairobi in 2000.

Mwathethe's term as KDF chief came to an end in May.