Former Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe has landed a lucrative job at Kengen.
Kengen in a statement issued on Wednesday November 4,2020 announced that it had appointed General Mwathethe as its new Board chairman, replacing Joshua Choge who retired on Tuesday.
According to the statement, General (Rtd) Mwathethe was elected by shareholders at yesterday’s virtual AGM that was held by the power generator.
“We are delighted to welcome General (Rtd) Samson Mwathethe as the Chairman of the KenGen Board. General (Rtd) Mwathethe was elected by shareholders at yesterday’s virtual AGM,” reads part of the statement.
Gen. Mwathethe has a decorated CV, that might have seen him land the lucrative position.
He has held various command appointments including Vice Chief of the Defence Forces, Commander of the Kenya Navy, Deputy Commander Kenya Navy, Kenya Navy Logistics Commander, Base Commander Mtongwe and Fleet Commander.
His other appointments included Chief of Systems and Procurement, Department of Defence, Commander of Individual Kenya Navy Ships, Staff Officer Operations at Navy Headquarters, 86 Squadron Commander and Staff Officer and Coordinator at the Department of Defence.
His professional and military training includes International Sub-Lieutenants Course (UK), International Principal Warfare (IPWO) Course, UK, Missiles Course (Italy) and Royal Navy Staff College Greenwich (UK).
He also attended the Defence Resource Management Course in Monterey, USA in 1998, and the National Defence College in Nairobi in 2000