Board of Directors Profile

Vivienne Yeda, OGW, LL.B, LL.M, MBA
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Vivienne Yeda was appointed the Chairman of the Board on 13th November 2020. Vivienne is the Director General, East African Development Bank. She holds a Master of Business Administration (ECU), Master of Laws (LLM) from the University College London, and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons.) from the University of Nairobi. She is an expert in Foreign Relations Law, International Economic Law, business operations, and financial transactions in public and private sector operations including project finance and structured finance. Vivienne joined the Board on 20th July 2020.
 
Eng. Geoffrey Muli
Ag. Managing Director

Eng. Geoffrey Wasua Muli was appointed as the Acting Managing Director on 17th May 2022. He holds a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and is currently pursuing a PhD in Business Administration. He is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) and a Corporate Member of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya (IEK). Prior to his appointment, Geoffrey was the acting General Manager in charge of the company’s Regional Coordination.
 

Amb. Ukur Yatani, B.A. (Econ.), MA (Econ.), MPA  
Cabinet Secretary, The National Treasury 

Ambassador Ukur Yatani holds a Master of Arts in Public Administration and Public Policy degree from University of York, United Kingdom; and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree, Egerton University, Kenya. He is the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury, a position he has held since 14th January 2020. Prior to this appointment, he was the Cabinet Secretary for Labour and Social Protection. He served as the pioneer Governor of Marsabit County, Member of Parliament for North Horr constituency and Assistant Minister for Science and Technology. He has also served as Kenya’s Ambassador to Austria with accreditation to Hungary and Slovakia and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna. Further to this, he has held senior leadership positions at various diplomatic and international agencies such as: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), United Nations Organization on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vice Chairperson of United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and Vice President of Convention on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPJ). Amb. Yatani is fifty-four years old and has over 30 years, experience in public administration, politics, diplomacy and governance.

Maj. Gen (Rtd) Dr. Gordon Kihalangwa, CBS, ‘ndc’ (K), ‘ensp’ (RSA), ‘psc’ (K)
CPrincipal Secretary, Ministry of Energy.
Maj. Gen (Rtd) Dr. Gordon Kihalangwa, CBS joined the Ministry of Energy as the Principal Secretary from the State Department for Public Works in October 2021. He also served as the Director for Immigration services between August 2014 and March 2018 when he was appointed as the Principal Secretary, State Department for Immigration and Citizen Services, in the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government. He also had a short stint as Principal Secretary, Ministry of Defence in August 2019 before being reassigned in the same capacity to the State Department for Public Works in the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works in September 2019.
Prior to joining the Civil Service, he worked in the Military which he joined as a Cadet Officer close to 40 years ago. He diligently served and worked his way through the ranks and rose to the rank of Major General and was appointed to the position of Assistant Chief of General Staff in-charge of Personnel and Logistics. He retired as a Major General in 2014 after close to 33 years of Service.
During his time in the Military, Maj. Gen (Rtd) Dr. Kihalangwa underwent various military courses and Strategic Leadership training, locally and internationally. He is an Alumni of the National Defence College (K), National Defence College ‘ensp’ (RSA) and Defence Staff College (K). He holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from Washington International University (WIU) in the United States of America. He further holds a Diploma in Strategic Studies and a Diploma in International Studies both from the University of Nairobi (UoN). He is sixty-five years old.

Justice (RTD) Aaron Gitonga Ringera
E.B.S.
Justice (Rtd) Ringera is one of the country’s foremost legal minds with a career spanning over 46 years, mainly in public service. He is a Judge Emeritus of the Court of Appeal of Kenya, the East African Court of Justice (Appellate Division) and the High Court of Kenya. He has served as the Solicitor-General of Kenya as well as the Director and Chief Executive Officer of both the Kenya Anti-Corruption Authority (KACA) and the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC). He has also served in and chaired College and Polytechnic Boards and Councils, worked as a lecturer at the University of Nairobi, and practised law in a private capacity.
He holds Master’s (LL.M) and Bachelor’s (LL.B) degrees in law from the University of Nairobi. He also holds a Diploma in Comparative and International Law of Human Rights from the International Institute of Comparative and International Law of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France, and a Certificate of Study from The Hague Academy of International Law.
He is a Chartered Arbitrator and an accredited mediator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of London with experience in commercial arbitration. Justice (Rtd) Ringera has served in various Presidential and Ministerial Taskforces and Committees. He was a member of the Taskforce on the Review of Power Purchase Agreements as well as the Steering Committee on the Implementation of the Report of the Presidential Taskforce on Review of Power Purchase Agreements. He is the Chairman of FKF Caretaker Committee and a recipient of several Awards and Honours.
 
 
 
Kairo Thuo, LLB (Hons), CPA (K), CPA (T), ACII 
Kairo Thuo is both a lawyer and accountant by profession. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons.) from the University of Nairobi and is a CPA-K and CPA-T holder from Strathmore University. He is a consultant and founder partner of Viva Africa Consulting LLP and Viva Africa Consulting Limited. He was previously responsible for establishing and running the Tax Transaction Advisory Group at Deloitte and Touche and was the Director of the unit. He has extensive experience in all areas of legal, finance and taxation including specialized tax service lines in direct and indirect taxation including customs, international tax and transfer pricing in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and other countries in Africa. He has conducted numerous tax and legal training seminars in Kenya and Tanzania and specific tax and legal workshops for various clients in Kenya. He was recognised by KRA in the annual taxpayers’ awards for contribution towards tax education and by the IFC for outstanding tax advice contribution in the Kenya and Uganda Railways concession process. He is forty-six years old and joined the Board on 13th November 2020.

Mr. Humphrey Muhu
Non-Executive Director
Humphrey Muhu holds a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics & Statistics) from Kenyatta University, Bachelor of Philosophy (Economics) and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Nairobi. He also holds a Diploma in Financial Management from KCA University. Mr. Muhu is an Economist with over 30 years’ experience in various government ministries and departments. He is fifty-seven years old and joined the Board on 25th June 2021 as Alternate Director to the Cabinet Secretary, the National Treasury.

Mr. Yida Kemoli,
MEng, Chemical Engineering

Yida Kemoli was elected to the Board on 3rd December 2021. Yida is a private equity and investment banking professional of 20 years standing with a focus on Africa, and transaction experience in Europe and the United States. His most recent assignment was as Senior Partner (in charge of Eastern Africa) for Phatisa Private Equity. He has also held positions with Transcentury, Actis Private Equity, Aureos Equity, and J.P. Morgan. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London.

Eng. Benson Mwakina, HSC ,
MBA (E); BSc (Elect. Eng.); PE; MIEK, M.AEPEA
Alternate Director to the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy

Eng. Benson Mlambo Mwakina, HSC is the Director of Renewable Energy at the Ministry of Energy and heads the Alternative Energy Technologies Department. He is responsible for policy formulation and promotion of development and utilization of Alternative Energy Technologies which include Solar, Wind, Small Hydro Power, Waste to Energy and Cogeneration Eng. Mwakina is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineer’s Board of Kenya, a Member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya, and a corporate member of the Association of Energy Professionals of East Africa. He has wide experience in public sector management having held various positions over the past thirty-one years since graduation. His career started at Nairobi City Council where he rose from the position of Assistant Engineer II in 1990 to Chief Electrical Engineer in 2004. He then joined the Ministry of Nairobi Metropolitan Development as Principal Superintending Engineer in 2010. In 2014, he joined the Ministry of Energy as Senior Principal Superintending Engineer and was promoted to his current position of Director of Renewable Energy in July, 2017. Eng. Mwakina has trained both locally and internationally on renewable energy technologies, project formulation, feasibility study analysis, environmental impact analysis, contract management, and funding among others. He holds a Master of Energy & Technologies degree from Habin Bin Khalifa University in Qatar, an MBA(E) from JKUAT, and a BSc degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the University of Nairobi. He is fifty-five years old and joined the Board on 19th October, 2021 as an Alternate Director to the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy.


Sarah Mbwaya
Sarah Mbwaya is an Electrical and Electronics engineer with over 30 years of senior management experience in the fields of energy, information communication technology, business management, financial and resource management and project management. She has served on the boards of Numerical Machining Complex, Emerging Young Leaders, and Emerging Leadership Initiatives among others. She is an Independent Director of Limuru Tea PLC, and the country Chair of African Women in Energy and Power, an initiative to increase women’s participation in the power and energy sector in 22 African countries. She is also a member of the Board of Friends of Conservation. Additionally, she is a member of the Engineers Board of Kenya, Business Network International, Women on Boards Network, Women in Sustainable Energy Entrepreneurs and Women in Business. She holds an M.B.A. in Strategic Management from the United States International University, Nairobi, B.Sc. (Hons.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Nairobi, Solar technician Licenses from the Energy & Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), and an ACCA Diploma in Financial management. She is also an accredited system engineer (ASE).


Brig (Rtd) James M Gitiba (Ebs)
Brig (Rtd) James Magige Gitiba served as a Military Assistant to the Chief of the General Staff Kenya Armed Forces, Commanding Officer Transport Battalion, Deputy Corps Commander KACT, Colonel Logistics Kenya Army HQs, Defence Advisor at the Kenya High Commission in Dar es Salaam – Tanzania, Colonel Supply Defence Headquarters and Chief of Logistics Kenya Army HQs and Deputy General Officer Commanding Border Security. He also served as a Military Observer with the UN Mission in Sierra Leone from Aug 2000 to Aug 2001 as well as Deputy Sector Commander/Chief of Operation for the UN Mission in Southern Sudan from Apr 2008 to May 2009. He has undertaken a Transportation Officers’ Advance Course (TOAC) at the US Army Transportation School-Fort Eustis Virginia, G2 Staff Course at the Kenya Defence Staff College-Karen, Joint Senior Command and Staff Programme (JSCSP) at South African National War College-Pretoria, Senior Command Course at the Kenya School of Combat, Senior Management Course at the Kenya School of Government, G1 Staff course at the Kenya National Defence College, and Strategic Defence Management Course in Hyderabad - India.


Imelda Bore LL.B, LL.M, Dip(Law), H.Dip (HR), CPS(K), AMCIArb,
General Manager, Corporate Affairs & Company Secretary

Imelda Bore is the Secretary to the Board of Directors. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Moi University and Master of Laws (LLM) (Public Finance) from the University of Nairobi. Additionally, she holds a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 15 years, post admission experience, a Commissioner for Oaths and a Notary Public. Imelda joined Kenya Power in November 2008 having previously worked at the State Law Office as a Litigation Counsel. She is an active member of the Law Society of Kenya, a Certified Secretary CPS (K) and an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She was appointed as Acting Company Secretary in July 2018 and confirmed to the position in December 2019.

board manual and charter exists as reference guides for directors of the Company. Both expound and explain the collective and individual powers, duties, obligations and responsibities of the Directors. They also highlight the requirements of good governance which are necessary to keep the level of standards of the Company up to international practice.