KTDA appoints Wilson Muthaura as interim CEO

KTDA appoints Wilson Muthaura as interim CEO

The Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings Limited Board has appointed Mr.Wilson Muthaura Mathiu as Chief Executive Officer in an interim capacity.

Before his appointment, Muthaura served as KTDA ‘s  General Manager for Human Resources and Administration.

“He has wide experience in Human Resources Management and Administration spanning for over 25 years,” said KTDA in a statement.

Prior to his move to KTDA, Mr. Muthaura was the Head of Human Resources and Administration at Kenya Tea Packers (Ketepa) – a wholly owned subsidiary of KTDA.

KTDA has also appointed Mr. Simeon Rugutt as the Acting Group Finance and Strategy Director.

Mr. Rugutt was the Finance Director for KTDA Management Services.

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“The Board offers both Mr. Muthaura and Mr. Rugutt its full support and wishes them both every success as they discharge their mandate,” said KTDA’s Board Chairman, Mr. David Ichoho.

Their appointments, however, comes amid a showdown that has been witnessed in the recent past.

On Tuesday, Mr. Ichocho sent parking the Group’s long-serving CEO Lerionka Tiampati and five other top officials.

Ichocho said the six top officials were sent on a three-month compulsory leave to allow investigations into their conduct.

The new board of 12 members was elected last week during an extraordinary general meeting that was held by the shareholders and inaugurated by the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya.

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Lawrence Baraza is a prolific writer with competencies in Digital Media, Print, and Broadcast. Baraza is also a Communication Practitioner currently spearheading Digital content on Metropol TV's Digital Desk.

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