The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has appointed Ms Mueni Mutung’a the news Director General in an acting capacity.
Ms Mueni replaces Pavel Oimeke whose term has been marked by low confidence in the energy regulator.
“The Board of Directors of the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) has designated Ms. Mueni Mutung’a as Acting Director General, as from 17′ August, 2020”, the statement signed by EPRA board chair Justice Jackton Ojwang’ says.
Mr Oimeke’s term renewal has a case pending in court.
Justice Hellen Wasilwa on August 12 temporarily stopped the EPRA board and the Energy and that of Petroleum and Mining Cabinet secretaries from deliberating the renewal of Mr Oimeke’s tenure, which ended on August 1.
Mr Oimeke, who has been in office since 2017, is eligible for a second term but Emmanuel Wanjala rushed to court, arguing that the renewal should not be automatic but it should be subject to competitive and procedural requirements.
Who is Mueni Mutung’a?
Ms. Mutung’a is the Corporation Secretary & Director Legal Affairs has had a successful career in legal practice for a period exceeding twenty years.
She began her career at Robson Harris & Co. Advocates, and later served as a Legal Officer at Total Kenya Ltd. Prior to joining EPRA, Ms. Mutung’a was the Corporation Secretary and lead of Legal Services at Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS).
Ms. Mutung’a holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi. She also holds a Diploma in Legal practice from the Kenya School of Law. She is a member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries,
EPRA said, the Board’s choice of Ms. Mutung’a for the role of DG is based upon her seniority in service, and upon a duly-approved Succession Plan
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