Kenya Power chief quits race for ERC top job in last lap
Laurencia Njagi, a senior Kenya Power executive, has quit the race for the top job at the Energy Regulatory Commission. Laurencia Njagi drops bid to leave two candidates for director-general’s position. She is vacating her job as Kenya Power’s company secretary to join the World Bank.
Laurencia Njagi, who was shortlisted by the ERC board for the director-general’s position, is vacating her job as Kenya Power’s company secretary to join the World Bank. Ms Njagi, 47, together with Joseph Njaga and Joel Imitiria were recommended to Energy secretary Davis Chirchir as the top contenders in the race to replace Kaburu Mwirichia who has served two three-year terms.
“Laurencia is still working with us but she is leaving for the World Bank,” said Florence Obura, the Kenya Power spokesperson on Friday. Her exit does not remove the headache of picking the ERC boss from outside the home turf of President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy—whose regions have benefited the most from key appointments in State-owned firms in the energy sector.
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