Suspended KTDA chief Lerionka Tiampati resigns

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Friday September 10 2021


KTDA chief executive officer Lerionka Tiampati resigned on September 9, 2021. PHOTO | NMG

The lengthy-serving chief executive officer of Kenya Tea Building Company (KTDA) Lerionka Tiampati has resigned no longer as a lot as three months after he used to be sent on compulsory leave by the unique board.

Mr Tiampati and 5 different officials, who were suspended on June 20, were to perceive their destiny after the lapse of a 3-month leave.

The board mentioned the suspension would allow investigations on their habits.

Quite loads of contributors who were sent on leave consist of company secretary John Omanga, managing director Alfred Njagi, finance and device director Benson Ngari and David Mbugua, classic manager ICT.

The board mentioned forensic audit of the operational and monetary blueprint will be undertaken within the rupture and that procurement contracts will be reviewed to take a look at price for money and establish if the products and services and goods were got throughout the market benchmarks.

“Mr Tiampati utilized for an early exit earlier than the expiry of his contract and this used to be celebrated by the board this week,” KTDA mentioned in a commentary on Friday. 

The agency mentioned he left the company on September 9.

Mr Tiampati used to be a banker earlier than he moved to Ketepa, a subsidiary of KTDA, as chief executive officer in 2001. Four years later, in 2004, he moved to KTDA as the managing director.

His exit comes amid controversy and a slew of court cases following the government’s lag to put into effect tea sector reforms.

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