Kenya’s Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) on Monday announced the appointment of Daniel Kiptoo as Acting Director-General following the sacking of Pavel Oimeke.
His appointment on the recommendation of the Cabinet Secretary of Energy Charles Keter takes effect immediately.
Prior to his appointment, Mr Kiptoo was Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Energy and State Department of Petroleum and is the Chairman of the Government’s First Oil Committee.
“Kiptoo has vast experience in the energy and petroleum sectors, with a bias in policy formulation, regulation and project and structured finance. He was instrumental in the drifting of the Energy Act (2019) and the Petroleum Act (2019,” Prof Jacton Ojwang, Chairman, Board of Directors EPRA said in statement sen by Khusoko.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi and a Masters Degree in Petroleum Law and Policy from the Unversity fo Dundee in Scotland,
He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Certified Public Secretary and a Chartered Secretary of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in UK.
According to EPRA, Oimeke was arrested by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission on allegations of bribery.
“The EPRA Board, upon taking into account the official communications front he EACC as well as the pertinent facts, has today (Monda) taken the decision,…to interdict Mr Oimeke as Director-General.”