CS defends Sh200M offer for Kenya Power bosses to quit

Why give Sh200M to graft suspects?

File image of Electricity House rooftop with the Kenya Power logo

Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter has defended a move by the Kenya Power board to get rid of senior managers accused of corruption.

The board has offered a Sh200 million pay out for the managers to voluntarily quit as they face charges for corruption.

CS Keter explained that the board is exploring all available options to ensure operations go on unhindered by the court cases.

"We have 33 witnesses lined up. Only seven have given evidence. The case might drag for years and take a toll on the management of the parastatal.

"Those on permanent and pensionable terms might be difficult to terminate, however, those at age 59 or on contract can opt for the deal," he stated.

15 Kenya Power bosses offered Sh200M to quit

The offer has been forwarded to 15 top managers including former Managing Director Ken Tarus, Company secretary Beatrice Meso, Commercial Services GM Joshua Mutua HR & Admin. boss Abubakar Swaleh and ICT manager Samuel Ndirangu.

Others listed are Stanley Mutwiri, Peter Mwicigi, Benson Muriithi, Peter Mungai Kinuthia, Harun Karisa, Daniel Tare, Daniel Ochieng', James Kariuki, Noah Ogano Omondi and John Mwaura Njehia from various departments.

According to a Standard report, five of the listed managers have already accepted the offer.

The mangers implicated in corruption scandals have been serving on an acting capacity as they await their cases to be determined.

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