Commissioners

Mr. Joshua Oigara - Chairman

Mr. Joshua Oigara was appointed Chairman of the Energy Regulatory Commission on 18th March 2016. He brings to the Commission valuable experience in business and management, having held senior positions at various organizations across Africa. He is the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, KCB Group. He has served as Chairman of Kenya Bankers Association Governing Council and appointed by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta to serve as a Board Director in Kenya Vision 2030. This has given him an opportunity to continue advocating for sustainable financial inclusion and the growth of local entrepreneurship through technological innovation within the financial sector.

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Eng. Joseph Njoroge - Principal Secretary, State Department of Energy

Eng. Joseph K. Njoroge has wide experience in power engineering and management. He joined KPLC in 1980 and rose to become Managing Director in June 2007. Eng. Njoroge holds a PhD from the University of Nairobi (School of Business), a Masters in Business Administration (Strategic Management) and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology UK, a Registered Consulting Engineer, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya.

 

Eng. Ndonga Gitahi (Alternate to the Principal Secretary, State Department of Energy)

Eng. Ndonga Gitahi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Nairobi, and a Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering from University of South Bank, London. He worked with the Ministry of Public Works from 1983 to 2010 when he joined the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum. Eng. Gitahi is a Registered Engineer (R. Eng.)  and a Member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (MIEK).

 

Eng. Samuel Maugo

Eng. Maugo is a civil and structural engineer who began his career in 1980. He holds a Masters degree in Structural Engineering from Concordia University, Canada as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nairobi. Eng. Maugo’s career spans the public and private sectors. He has served as PTA chairman in such well known schools as Alliance High School, Limuru Girls and Sunshine Secondary and as a lecturer at the University of Nairobi. Today, Eng. Maugo is Managing Director of MultiScope Consulting Engineering Ltd.

Eng. Eric Nyamunga

Eng. Nyamunga is an electrical engineer with over 25 years experience in design, construction and supervision for electrical/mechanical installations. He has served in various capacities in electrical and mechanical engineering services in the Ministry of Public Works and in the Ministry of Energy. He was Managing Director of Kenya Railways between 1994 and 2000 before venturing into politics where he represented Nyando Constituency in Parliament between 2002 and 2007. Eng. Nyamunga is currently the Director of Syldon and Partners Consulting Engineers.

Dr. Kebenei J. Sellah

Dr. Kebenei, a senior academician at Kabarak University, has conducted extensive research in the field of chemistry. She began her academic career at the University of Nairobi in 1981, where she graduated with a Bachelor in Science degree with a major in chemistry. She subsequently did a Masters of Philosophy degree at the Moi University followed by a Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry) also at Moi University.

 

Mr. Peter Njenga Mwangi

Mr. Mwangi is an advocate with close to 30 years experience practicing law. Further to being an advocate, Mr. Mwangi has experience as a company secretary and project manager. He has contributed towards various bills including the Micro Finance Bill and the Pyrethrum Authority Act. Mr. Mwangi is involved in human rights, having handled several cases in the Rift Valley and conducting research on the causes of social conflict, including the Rwanda genocide. Mr. Mwangi is pursuing a Masters degree in International Studies at the University of Nairobi.

Eng. Lenaiyara Lenana Nixon

Eng. Lenaiyara is a technology consulting expert with eight years experience in ICT systems implementation in banking and insurance sectors. He has a Masters of Science in Telecommunications Engineering from the Czech Technical University (Prague) where he graduated in 2010. Prior to that, Eng. Lenaiyara did a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Informatics at the same university.