The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) Limited is a State Corporation established on 6th September, 1973 under the Companies Act (CAP 486) of the Laws of Kenya and started commercial operations in 1978. The Company is 100% owned by the Government and complies with the provisions of the State Corporations Act (Cap 446) of 1986. The Company operations are also governed by relevant legislations and regulations such as the Finance Act, the Public Procurement Regulations, and Performance Contracting.
The main objective of setting up the Company was to provide efficient, reliable, safe and cost effective means of transporting petroleum products from Mombasa to the hinterland. In pursuit of this objective, the Company constructed pipeline network, storage and loading facilities for transportation, storage and distribution of petroleum products.
The Company’s other mandate includes:
- To build a pipeline for the conveyance of petroleum or petroleum products from Mombasa to Nairobi.
- To own, manage or operate such pipelines and any other pipelines and associated ancillary facilities.
- To market, process, treat, deal in petroleum products and other products and goods and provide transport and other distributive facilities, outlets and services in connection therewith.
“To be a globally predominant petroleum products handling and related services provider.”
“To efficiently receive, store, transport and deliver petroleum products and provide related services while adhering to international standards, exceeding customer expectations and optimising value through continuous innovation”.
"To do our best always."
In an endeavour to be the most modern and efficient Company in the oil and gas industry in Africa, KPC fraternity shares the following core values: -
- Team Spirit.
- Care for the Environment.
Operating Service Principles
KPC’s operating service principles are: -
- Maintaining and promoting the highest standards of professionalism;
- Promoting efficient, effective and economic use of resources;
- Providing effective, impartial, fair and equitable services;
- Being responsive to stakeholders’ needs;
- Being transparent and accountable in provision of services;
- Adhering to good corporate governance;
- Handling our stakeholders with dignity, courtesy and utmost respect
- Treating information provided by our stakeholders with integrity;
- Promoting dynamism and innovative practices through continuous improvements of systems and processes
- Giving back to society by engaging in Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes.
The current organization structure comprises Government appointed Board of Directors headed by a non-executive Chairman and a Management team under the Managing Director supported by three Chief Managers (Technical, Finance & Strategy and Human Resource & Administration).
There are eleven departments namely, Engineering, Operations, Business Development, Corporate Planning, Finance, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Information Communication Technology, Secretarial, Administration and Procurement which are headed by Managers.