Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter has defied the board of Geothermal Development Company (GDC) in extending the term of the firm’s CEO.
The board had appraised the performance of the CEO Johnson Ole Nchoe as poor, essentially firing him.
However, Mr Keter went against that decision and offered the CEO a one-year contract.
“He sought a contract renewal and we said no based on his appraisal,” said a GDC director who sought anonymity fearing reprisals from Mr Keter.
GDC were seeking a new managing director, to run the electricity generating state corporation.
Mr Nchoe, whose three-year term ended on Wednesday, sought a contract renewal. This triggered a board review that gave him a score of poor.
In the appraisal, Mr Nchoe, who was picked to head GDC in April 2016 on a three-year contract scored 39.6 percent for the six months to December and 39.8 per cent for the year ended June last year with both scores categorised as poor.
CS Keter is not a clean guy. He has presided over the plunder of electricity agencies especially Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC).
Keter has been named in the following scandals; one, he was the architect behind Jubilee fundraising for 2017 campaigns by pumping up electricity bills to extort money from Kenyans, he also defended the backdating of KPLC bills to raise Kshs. 8.1 billion to cap a deficit. The deficit was created by looting, since KPLC, a few years earlier was the most profitable state corporation.
Secondly, he oversaw the looting of Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC), where at one time he was mentioned in a Kshs. 70 billion scam. The money was stolen from KPC by John Ngumi and Keter also got his cut.
Thirdly, in the Turkana Wind Power project, Charles Keter and others pocketed billions by making fraudulent payments to the company that was contracted for the project.
CS Keter was also involved in the fake transformers scandal at Kenya Power. KPLC continues to perform below par because of Keter and his planted technicians who continue to rob it blind. Over Kshs. 4 billion was lost in the faulty transformers tender.
CS Keter oversaw the payment of Kshs. 1.4 billion money to Hong Kong Offshore Oil Services Limited (HOOSL), by Geothermal Development Company (GDC). The company went missing afterwards after pocketing the money.
They played daring mouse and cat games with GDC in a act that can only have a Kenyan director and blessings from top government officials.
This is brazen thievery. HOOSL was supposed to drill 15 to 20 Geothermal wells in a site in Baringo for production of electricity in 2016. Now has been done to date.
CS Keter and his gang are now scheming new ways to rob us through the change in how cooking gas is supplied to households.
The idea of having piped cooking gas is ill advised.
These motherfucker can’t even see the delapidated state that is Nairobi.
Nairobi lacks proper drainage and sewer lines. It also lacks good planning. Yet they think out highest priority is piped cooking gas. Shame on them.
We’ve known for quiet sometime now that, anything the Jubilee Government plans is for the sake of fleecing wananchi.
Keter is a loiter who doesn’t like change.
In the case of GDC, Mr. Nchoe worked at KPLC as IT and telecoms chief manager until 2013 before joining GDC.
You know, this Nchoe was the head of those staff manipulating bills to rob Kenyans.
CS Keter loves him because of his corrupt nature and as such he has extended the term at DGC for his friend in crime.
These duo defrauded Kenya of Kshs. 1.4 billion.
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