Kenya Pipeline Company Limited (KPC)

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Established under the Companies Act (CAP 486) in September 1973, the main objective of the Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is, as stated on its homepage, "to provide efficient, reliable, safe and cost effective means of transporting petroleum products from Mombasa to the hinterland of Kenya".[1] The KPC is a state corporation, 100% government owned.[2]

Organisation

As of October 2013, the KPC is subdivided into eleven departments which are each headed by a manager. The departments are, namely: Engineering, Operations, Business Development, Corporate Planning, Finance, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Information Communication Technology, Secretarial, Administration and Procurement [3] Each of the departments is headed by a manager.[4]

The company is administered by a Board of Directors, which is headed by a non-executive Chairman, and a Management Team, which is headed by a Managing Director supported by three Chief Managers (Technical, Finance and Strategy and Human Resource & Administration).[5]

Current Office Holders

As of October 2013, the leading positions are held by:

Board of Directors[6]

  • Chairman: Samuel M. Maluki, MBS
  • Principal Secretary: Eng. Joseph Njoroge, MBS (from the Kenyan Ministry of Energy and Petroleum
  • Principal Secretary: Dr. Kamau Thugge (from National Treasury)
  • Director: Felicity N. Biriri, Habon Billow Farah, Nuru Bwanakombo, Waithaka Kioni, Faith Jepkemboi Bett, Austin Kapere

Management Team

  • Managing Director: Charles Tanui
  • Chief Manager Technical: Eng. Elias Karumi
  • Company Secretary: Flora Okoth
  • Chief Manager Human Resource & Administration: Rose Ng'inja
  • Operations Manager: Philip Kimelu
  • ICT Manager: Francis Muraya
  • Business Development Manager: John Kithete
  • Finance Manager: Samuel Odoyo
  • Engineering Manager: Eng.Bramwel Wanyalikha
  • Procurement Manager: Nicholas Gitobu
  • Corporate Planning Manager: Tom Mailu
  • Administration Manager: Jane Nakodony

Functions

The company has built, managed and operated a pipeline system for the transportation of refined petroleum products from Mombasa to Nairobi and with the Western Kenya Pipeline Extension (WKPE) also to Nakuru, Eldoret and Kisumu.[7]

The company also operates a number of pumping stations and a storage system with a total capacity of 612,233 m3 distributed at the depots located at Kipevu, Moi Airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi Terminal, Nakuru, Eldoret and Kisumu.[8] This is the equivalent of approximately 385 000 barrels of oil, or 4 days worth of oil consumption.

In summary, the functions of the KPC, as of October 2013, are:[9]

  • to construct pipeline networks, storage and loading facilities for the transportation, storage and distribution of petroleum products[10]
  • to own, manage or operate such pipelines and facilities
  • to market, process, treat and deal in petroleum products and "other goods and products" and to provide transport and other distributive facilities, outlets and services in relation to these goods and products

References

  1. "Company Profile". Kenyan Pipeline Company Ltd., retrieved 29 October 2013.
  2. "Company Profile". Kenyan Pipeline Company Ltd., retrieved 29 October 2013.
  3. "Company Profile". Kenyan Pipeline Company Ltd., retrieved 29 October 2013.
  4. "Company Profile". Kenyan Pipeline Company Ltd., retrieved 29 October 2013.
  5. "Company Profile". Kenyan Pipeline Company Ltd., retrieved 29 October 2013.
  6. "Board of Directors". Kenyan Pipeline Company Ltd., retrieved 29 October 2013.
  7. "Pipeline Network". Kenyan Pipeline Company Ltd., retrieved 29 October 2013.
  8. "Pump Stations and Depots". Kenyan Pipeline Company Ltd., retrieved 29 October 2013.
  9. "Company Profile". Kenyan Pipeline Company Ltd., retrieved 29 October 2013.
  10. "Company Profile". Kenyan Pipeline Company Ltd., retrieved 29 October 2013.