Barely four days after being sacked, former Kerio Valley Development Authority Managing Director David Kimosop has threatened to speak out on the rot inside the board should the CID detectives come after him.
Kimosop who was sacked on Thursday last week has termed his recent sacking as unfair saying he will pursue reasons for his sacking by KVDA Board.
The KVDA board announced the sacking on Thursday after meeting in Eldoret under the leadership of Chairman Jackson Kiptanui. His position was taken by Francis Kipkech who was appointed to act as Managing Director in the interim period until a substantive MD is appointed.
Kimosop’s contract was to end in May 2021 and the former CEO said he was surprised by sacking on Thursday by the Board even after it had expressed satisfaction with his performance.
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The chairman confirmed that his termination was reached at after it was unanimously agreed by the board members. Reports indicate that Kimosop is a bitter man
Sources intimated that the disgraced former MD could be contemplating cutting a deal with investigators should the DPP decide to open charges against him over the Arror and Kimwarer dams.
The Board of Directors of the Kerio Valley Development Authority (KVDA) has fired David Kimosop as Managing Director of the authority. The board has now appointed Francis Kipkech to take over the mantle in an interim position until a new MD is selected.#BusinessAm pic.twitter.com/ba2ZmaUZHM
— Metropol TV Kenya (@MetropolTVKE) May 31, 2019
Having been thrown out after the ‘mission’ was completed, Kimosop is ready to let out all the information that he knows concerning the scandal which caused public outrage in March this year.
— KenyaGist (@kenyagistcom) May 31, 2019
The former Managing Director has also questioned the legality in the composition of the authority’s 20 member board.
“The same board which is composed of 24 members has also violated ‘Muongozo’ (KVDA constitution) which requires board members of a parastatal to be a maximum of 9 members. This board has 24 members that mean it is not properly constituted,” said Kimosop.
Some Rift Valley leaders at the meeting feared that the sacking of the MD just when the multi-billion Kimwarer and Horror projects were almost taking off may delay the projects which they said would transform the Kerio Valley.
The two projects have been surrounded by controversy following allegations that funds for their implementation had been embezzled and that the Italian company which was given the tender to construct the projects had been declared bankrupt.
On the other hand, Kipkech who has been Deputy CEO at KVDA for more than 15 years assured residents that he would ensure that all projects are implemented as planned and called for cooperation from everybody for him to succeed.
The outgoing KVDA MD David Kimosop joins a growing list of Kalenjin professionals thrown under the bus and sacked mid of contract. Others include Joe Sang of Kenya Pipeline, Ken Tarus of Kenya Power and Lily Koross Tare of Kenyatta Hospital.