Controversial Consumer Federation of Kenya (COFEK) Secretary General Stephen Mutoro is embroiled in a Sh40 Billion Shillings transformers tender deal at Kenya Power and he now wants the company’s CEO Dr. Ben Chumo to be sacked.
Mutoro who has made his fortunes through Court cases is opposed to the awarding of a multi-billion shilling transformers tender deal to the awarded bidders since he was holding brief for other bidders who lost the tender bid.
COFEK had on November 2nd, 2015 written to KPLC, board chairman Mr Kenneth Marende demanding for Chumo’s resignation over the matter. Mutoro is believed to have started wars with Mr. Chumo immediately after Kenya Power cancelled a tender deal with COFEK.
Mr. Mutoro used to pocket millions from the Kenya Power and COFEK deal which involved him mobilizing Kenya Power consumers across the country to meet the company’s management for sensitization workshops, but the extravagant deal was cancelled after the power supplier decided to contact its consumers directly.
Mr. Chumo joined Kenya Power in 1986 and was the Chief Manager in charge of Human Resources & Administration since 2003. He was appointed Managing Director and CEO of the Company in 2014 following the appointment of Eng. Joseph Njoroge to the position of Principal Secretary.