APPROVED BY BOARD

KTDA boss Lerionka Tiampati opts for early exit

Prior to his exit, Tiampati was on compulsory leave.

In Summary

• KTDA announced that Tiampati's application for an early exit before the expiry of his contract was approved by the board this week.

• Prior to his exit, Tiampati was on compulsory leave and his position had been filled by Wilson Muthaura in an acting capacity

KTDA Holdings CEO Samuel Lerionka TiampatI
KTDA Holdings CEO Samuel Lerionka TiampatI
Image: COURTESY

Long-serving Kenya Tea Development Agency CEO Samuel Lerionka Tiampati has left the company effective September 9.

In a statement on Friday, KTDA announced that Tiampati's application for an early exit before the expiry of his contract was approved by the board this week.

"Prior to his exit, Tiampati was on compulsory leave and his position had been filled by Wilson Muthaura in an acting capacity," KTDA communications said.

Tiampati joined KTDA as the Managing Director in 2004 from Kenya Tea Packers Limited (Ketepa) where he served as the CEO of the tea packing subsidiary company which is majority-owned by KTDA.

Tiampati was among KTDA officials who were questioned by the DCI over management and farmers' claims they had misspent their money on lawyers.

The other four were John Omanga in charge of Legal Affairs, Brown Kanampiu (Procurement), Samuel Rugut (Finance) and Lincoln Munyao (Audit).

They had been summoned to the office along Kiambu Road in Nairobi for questioning about management issues reportedly leading to poor returns for farmers.

Edited by D Tarus