President William Ruto has appointed Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale's brother; Abdi Bare to be the Chairperson of the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO).
Duale replaces David Azangu Ngaira whose appointment was immediately revoked and will serve in that position for a period of three years.
The latest development was announced in a gazette notice dated January 19, 2023.
"In exercise of the powers conferred by paragraph 3 (a) of the Articles of Association of the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited, and section 6 (1) (a) of the State Corporations Act, as read together with section 51 (1) of the Interpretation and General Provisions Act, I, William Samoei Ruto, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya, appoint—ABDI BARE DUALE to be the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from 20th January, 2023. The appointment* of Brig. (Rtd.) David Azangu Ngaira is revoked,” the gazette notice read.
The appointment of Brig (Rtd) David Azangu Ngaira is revoked."
Before his latest appointment, Duale served as the Chairperson of the Kenya Leather Development Council.
This was after serving as a member of the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) where the former Treasury CS Henry Rotich appointed him.
He only served in that capacity for less than a year before former President Uhuru Kenyatta revoked his appointment to the KRA board.
Previously, Duale has also served as a board member of the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).
Duale is a holder of an MBA degree in International Trade from Edith Cowan University, Australia.
Ngaira is one of Uhuru’s appointees Ruto has purged from his current administration.