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KPC Commences Charm Offensive into Rwanda with eyes on Lost Regional Oil Market

KPC has devised a new strategy which will significantly boost Kenya’s chances of regaining its share of the East African petroleum market with improved fuel supply to the neighbouring countries. During a recent trip to Rwanda by KPC’s top strategy executives, it emerged that Kenya’s grip in the regional market has been shaken by Tanzania’s Central Corridor which is said to have less market entry barriers than the Kenyan route.

 

“Now than ever before, KPC is determined to improve service delivery to Rwanda and the entire regional market which has significantly declined in the recent past,” announced Martin Kimani who is KPC’s General Manager (Strategy) to a team of oil marketing companies (OMCs) in Kigali. The strategy team held one-on-one discussions with major OMCs in Rwanda which included Societe Petroliere (SP), Kenol-Kobil, Energy Resources Petroleum Limited (ERP), and Oryx Energy where real time solutions to the challenges facing the market were deliberated on and workable solutions sought.

 

The visit, whose aim was to meet the customers and other key stakeholders so as to highlight service delivery improvements that the Company has undertaken or is implementing, was in line with KPC’s Vision 2025, a transformational plan geared towards transforming KPC into a diversified oil and gas business from the petroleum products transport company it is today. This will be achieved through, among others, positioning Kenya as the leading oil and gas hub in the region creating new opportunities in the sector.  

   

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New Heights in Sight as KPC Acquires New Quality Certification

KPC has received international recognition for its quality control reinforcing its capabilities to deliver quality products and services to her customers. The ISO 9001:2008 certificate for quality management systems aligned with international benchmarks for standards in quality assurance and customer service was recently handed over to KPC by the SGS Managing Director Albert Stockell.

 

Receiving the certificate on behalf of the company, KPC Managing Director Joe Sang expressed appreciation for the support and good partnership from SGS. ‘KPC has established a reputation for efficiently receiving, storing, transporting and delivering of petroleum products and providing related services to our customers. This certification symbolizes our commitment to this mandate and the ISO accreditations are a milestone in KPC’s journey of excellence," he said.

 

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KPC Sponsors Company Of Year Award (COYA) 2016

This year, KPC is on the coveted list of sponsors for the Company of the Year Awards (COYA), a Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) initiative that promote business excellence and competitiveness in the country. COYA which has variously been rated as one of the best corporate events in East Africa has attracted big names in the corporate circles such as Britam, Jubilee Insurance, the Chandaria Foundation and the Standard Group.

 

KPC Corporate Communications Manager Jason Nyantino (r) hands over a dummy cheque to the Standard Group Finance Director Orlando Lyomu (c) and Kenya Institute of Management CEO David Muturi (l).

This year, KPC is on the coveted list of sponsors for the Company of the Year Awards (COYA), a Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) initiative that promote business excellence and competitiveness in the country. COYA which has variously been rated as one of the best corporate events in East Africa has attracted big names in the corporate circles such as Britam, Jubilee Insurance, the Chandaria Foundation and the Standard Group.

 

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Morendat Institute Of Oil and Gas Welcomes Inaugural Class

To reaffirm her centrality and significance in the oil & gas sector in the region, KPC recently welcomed the first batch of students to the newly established Morendat Institute of Oil & Gas. The pipeline laboratory technologist training was held at the Nairobi Terminal and a total number of 12 students from within and without KPC took part. While welcoming the students, the Institute’s Director Dr. Jonah Aiyabei observed that the company had benchmarked the curriculum with the best universities in the world from USA, Canada and Israel and so he expected brilliant results out of the training. “Initially, we will offer five courses but more will be introduced into the curriculum as the Institute progresses,” said Dr Aiyabei.

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Kpc Generosity Spreads To Rural Schools To Uplift Learning

In line with the company’s corporate social investment program, KPC has recently supported two schools in efforts to boost learning and transform lives. Marienga Mixed Secondary School in Rangwe Constituency, Homa Bay County, is the latest beneficiary of KPC’s philanthropy. The Company has donated over Ksh. 700,000 worth of laboratory equipment to the school to aid their KCSE 2016 examinations which are kicking off in a few weeks’ time.

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KPC Procurement System IS Above Board

The public procurement systems and processes employed at KPC are above board. This is the message that the KPC Managing Director Joe Sang carried with him to a breakfast forum attended by procurement professionals from different parts of Africa. Sponsored by KPC, the event held in a Nairobi hotel was organised by the African chapter of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), an international organization offering globally recognised qualifications for procurement and supply professionals. CIPS Kenya Branch serves to raise the profile of procurement in Kenya as well as advocating professional procurement with government institutions and large employers. In his opening remarks, Mr Sang reminded participants that efficient public procurement remains a cardinal focus for KPC’s governance agenda adding that proper procurement practices provide governments and organizations with means of bringing about social, economic and even political reform. ‘When you get things right in your sourcing, you not only achieve your organizational objectives, but you also become an agent of change to other individuals and organizations,’ he said. He again told participants that contrary to public perceptions about the way KPC handles procurement, the public entity has consistently adhered to the provisions of the law with the procurement processes consistently undergoing thorough scrutiny by the judiciary, legislature and other relevant arms of government. ‘For instance  since the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005 and Regulations 2006 came into force in January 2007, KPC has had a total of 19 procurement matters. Out of the 19 matters, 17 were in KPC’s favour. This shows that our procurement regime is being carried out in full compliance with the Law,’ reiterated Sang who is the former Head of Group Business Performance & Planning at East African Breweries Ltd.

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You are now Empowered,KPC Chairman Tells Depot Managers During Staff Tour

KPC Chairman John Ngumi has told the company’s depot managers that they are now fully empowered to make decisions in their respective stations as the company readines herself for massive growth in the coming years. Mr Ngumi said this recently in various company installations as he met staff in all the stations during his annual companywide tour. Describing the general organizational mood across the company as much better than what he saw last year when he made his inaugural companywide tour, Ngumi felt that much as the Board of Directors had effectively pronounced itself as far as giving the depot managers more administrative and managerial powers was concerned, the message was yet to trickle down to the depots. ‘I am still seeing a number of staff including some of the depot managers looking to Nairobi for solutions to basic challenges that they have the power to solve. We have empowered depot managers running our pump and depot stations to make decisions unencumbered by bureaucracy,’ he told staff in Kisumu depot while fielding questions from members of staff.

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KPC Scoops Top Honours In Mombasa International Fete

KPC claimed top awards in the just concluded Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Mombasa International Show at Mkomani re-asserting her position as a leading public commercial entity in the energy sector. Warding off stiff competition from public and private companies who pitched tent at the annual coastal event, KPC stand was named the best in the energy sector but this was not the only award scooped in Mombasa. The ASK judges were also very impressed with the quality of KPC presenters and the manner in which information on the company’s mandate, vision, projects and activities was organised and presented and this earned KPC the second best large trade stand award.  

                                          KPC Corporate Communications Manager Jason Nyantino receiving Best Energy Sector Stand award for KPC from President Uhuru Kenyatta

‘This year we did not leave anything to chance. We knew the competition is stiff and we had to incredibly impress the judges and our strategy has paid off. Our focus now is on Nairobi International Trade Fair,’ said an elated Judy Gichane from KPC Mombasa office who was one of the presenters.   

The event was officially opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, September 1st opening the gates for exhibitors from across the country and the region to display their wares. Over 170 exhibitors participated up from 150 last year. Fifteen of the exhibitors were international companies from Tanzania, Uganda and Turkey.

‘We are optimistic that Mombasa ASK show will help boost tourism and agriculture in the Coastal region, as it has attracted thousands of participants from across all the 47 counties’, a confident ASK chief executive officer Batram Muthoka told Kenpipe News. He added that the show provides information on new certified seed varieties and other technological advances besides attracting domestic tourists.

The Show, first held in 1903, remains one of the region’s premiere exhibition events and an important platform for agriculture and business in Kenya. It came to an end on Sunday 4th September.

KPC Team with Kilifi Governor Hon. Amason Kingi when he visited the KPC stand in Mombasa

 

 

 

Kenya Pipeline Company unveils executive team to drive its vision

Kenya Pipeline Company unveils executive team to drive its vision

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KPC is One of Kenya’s most Strategic Parastatals, KPC Chair Tells Staff

KPC is one of the country’s most strategic and largest state corporations in the energy sector and if it  listed in the Nairobi Securities Exchange, it could probably be among the top four. These were the words of KPC Chair John Ngumi when he addressed the Nairobi staff recently in a luncheon to mark the end of 2015/16 financial year. While encouraging staff that they should be proud of working for KPC, he added that the company is the only parastatal that doesn’t rely on government for funding and it is high time government accorded it a higher status in terms of government ranking. “Our financial health is good and we contribute significantly to the growth of this economy. That is why as your chair, I will lobby government to consider promoting KPC to tier 1 category of government institutions,” he promised. The Chair’s end of year address was the first of its own kind comprising staff from Headquarters, Nairobi Terminal and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The company boss also promised to visit and interact with staff in other parts of the country beginning July 2016.

 

He underscored the critical role of his address because it placed the people working for the company at the centre of the organization’s agenda in line with Vision 2025.

 “I felt it was very important for staff to also be given the same feedback that the Company sends out to various stakeholders. Many a time, we focus on giving out information forgetting that you also need the same information,” he observed noting that when he came to KPC almost 14 months ago, staff morale was very low but he has a seen a big turnaround.

 

In line with building the company’s human resource capacity as Africa’s premier Oil and Gas Company, Mr. Ngumi confirmed the appointment of the 6 new General Managers who are to form part of the Executive that will help the Managing Director steer the organization to greater heights. Of the six new appointments, two are from within KPC namely the Principal for the Morendat Centre of Excellence Dr. Jonah Aiyabei and General Manager Finance Mr. Samwel Odoyo. The other four are external hires and are expected to report very soon.

 

The address also focused on the Company’s performance in the FY 2015/16, challenges, lessons learnt and what growth path KPC is pursuing in FY 2016/17. Mr Ngumi touched on the various projects that are currently underway and encouraged staff to work very hard to meet and surpass the set performance objectives. He singled out the newly set up Morendat Centre of Excellence as a critical pillar in mooting the company’s future. “The Morendat Centre of Excellence is vital as it will look inward to see if staff can be re-equipped and after they are trained can be globally viable,” he noted.

 

KPC MD Joe Sang (l), Board Chair John Ngumi (c) and Morendat Centre of Excellence Principal Dr. Jonah Aiyabei sharing a word.

KPC Sensitizes Special Groups on How to do Business with Government

KPC has kicked off efforts to empower young people, women and persons with disability (PWDs) in a move aimed at enabling these special groups access to government procurement opportunities. In the words of the Managing Director Mr Joe Sang, this initiative will certainly create tremendous business opportunities for prospective business people. ‘These sensitization drives which we are carrying out in different parts of the country are not just about awareness creation. This is an empowerment process for the weaker sections of our society,’ he told journalists in a recent media briefing. The government, through legislation, directed that 30 per cent of all government procurement opportunities should be reserved for women, youth and people with disabilities under a program dubbed Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) which was officially launched by His Excellency President, Uhuru Kenyatta on 16th October, 2013.

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Morendat Centre of Excellence to Bring Down Cost of Oil and Gas Projects

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is set to cut down costs incurred hiring foreign experts to work on the country’s oil and gas infrastructure in the region. This follows the setting up of Morendat Centre of Excellence for Oil & Gas Pipelines to be based in Naivasha with effect from July this year. Addressing stakeholders in a recent curriculum validation workshop in Nairobi, KPC Managing Director Joe Sang said that the company has been spending millions of shillings annually to hire laborers from other countries to carry out various projects making oil and gas infrastructural undertakings in Kenya an expensive venture. ‘In the ongoing replacement of the Mombasa-Nairobi oil pipeline, we have had to import welders and coaters from China, Lebanon and Nigeria,’ he told participants during the planned school’s oil and gas pipeline curriculum validation workshop.

 

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KPC Supports Huruma Tragedy Victims with Shs 2 million Donation to Kenya Red Cross Society

Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has donated two million shillings to assist the victims of the Huruma tragedy where a 6-storey 136-room flat collapsed two weeks ago killing dozens of people with scores injured and many others displaced. The money was donated to the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) by KPC Managing Director Joe Sang who hailed the relief organization for their swift action to alleviate the suffering that the rains had caused. Talking to the KRCS team led by the General Secretary Abbas Gullet, Sang said that as a good corporate citizen, KPC has a noble obligation to step in and complement government's efforts when such tragedies occur.

 

"In KPC, we do have a corporate social responsibility philosophy of responding to such emergencies with a view to reducing the amount of suffering caused. Our role as a public entity is to help government transform the lives of our people and one way of doing this is to help Kenyans confront such challenges as the Huruma tragedy," said the MD adding that as a leading oil and gas company in the region, safety occupies a central position in our organizational strategy hence our support to the housing tragedy victims. Every year, KPC sets aside 1% of profit after tax to support her CSR agenda with a view to transforming communities into productive citizens. "I commend KRCS for a job well done in responding to emergencies on time and as KPC, we will walk with you in this noble journey," he added.

 

Mr Gullet was grateful for the support demonstrated by KPC and urged other corporate entities to emulate the oil storage and transportation agency so that the country's disaster response capacity can be strengthened. "The current rains are heavier than normal and many families have been displaced in Baringo, Garissa, and Tana River. We will continue to support the victims until they are all settled to lead their normal lives," the KRCS boss observed with an addition that the victims need a wide range of support such as food, non-food items and also psychosocial support.

                                                              Kenya Red Cross Secretary General,  Abbas Gullet (L) receives donation from  KPC Managing Director Joe Sang (R). 

So far, through the cash transfer program, KRCS has disbursed Shs 15,000 to 152 households affected by the floods but a lot more needs to be done hence the additional support from KPC. "The aid is to enable the households to support the payment of rents and procurement of assorted household items," said a statement from KRCS. 

Let’s Partner in Strategic CSR Activities, Standard Group CEO tells KPC

KPC has been urged to collaborate with the Standard Group (SG) in undertaking transformative CSR activities that will transform the lives of Kenyan communities. Speaking to the KPC top management team that paid him a courtesy call in his Mombasa Road office recently, Standard Group CEO Sam Shollei told KPC that it is one of the critical public institutions in this country and its impact should be felt by Kenyans right in their backyards. ‘We can collaborate with you in CSR activities that will transform the lives of our people,’ Shollei told the KPC team led by the Managing Director Joe Sang who thanked SG for the support the media house has given the company spanning many years. Sang pointed out that being one of the largest media houses in the region with millions of audiences that depend on its popular platforms in the electronic, print and digital platforms, SG remains a critical partner for KPC which is also looking to grow to cover the whole country and even beyond.

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KPC 5 Year Financial Highlight

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KPC RECORDS IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE WITH SHS 10.7 BILLION PROFIT

 

KPC RECORDS IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE WITH SHS 10.7 BILLION PROFIT

Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) has once again registered an impressive financial performance by registering a pre-tax profit of Sh 10.7 billion for the year 2014/15, a 4% growth from compared to Sh 10.3 billion achieved in 2013/2015.  Releasing the results in an Annual General Meeting Tuesday, April 28, 2016, the Managing Director Joe Sang was upbeat. ‘I am singularly happy to report that KPC has recorded another year of remarkable financial performance. This epitomises the Company’s financial health coupled with a growing business portfolio whose potential to power the local and regional economies cannot be gainsaid,’ he said.  

 

The Company whose core mandate is receiving, transporting, and dispensing petroleum products through its 1,221 km pipeline system remains central in shaping the country’s operational efficiencies and future plans. The strong performance captured in this period is because the Company has taken a deliberate route to partner with our customers and other stakeholders to not only become more customer focussed but also be more efficient in our operations to ensure security of petroleum product supplies to the people of Kenya and those in the neighbouring countries.

In 2014-15, the Company’s commitment to operational excellence gave forth a strong set of financial results a summary of which is below:

 

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

The Company posted a 4.0% growth in Pre-Tax Profit to Kshs 10.7 billion for the financial year ended 30th June 2015 compared to Kshs 10.3 billion achieved in the Financial Year 2013/14.

Throughput

During the year under review, the Company recorded a 3% growth in throughput volumes to 5,798,398,000 litres from 5,592,490,000 litres in FY 2013/14. This is equivalent to a growth of 11.5%. Domestic throughput also increased by 3% from 2,863,969,000 litres for the year ended 30th June 2014 to 2,963,092,000 litres for the year ended 30th June 2015. On the other hand, export throughput increased by 4% from 2,728,521,000 litres for the year ended 30th June 2014 to 2,835,306,000litres for the year ended 30th June 2015. The increase in throughput is attributable to both investments in the enhancement of pipeline infrastructure and improved operational efficiency.

Revenue

Throughput revenue increased to Kshs 21.4 billion in the year under review from Kshs 20.1 billion recorded in FY 2013/14 equivalent to a 6.0% increase.

Operating Expenditure

Whereas the Company operated within the budgeted expenditure during the year, total operating expenditure increased by 25% to Kshs 12.9 billion from the previous year’s Kshs 10.3 billion. The increase in the operating expenditure is as a result of increased costs associated with pipeline maintenance, salary cost following review, depreciation due to assets revaluation effect, impairment on revalued values and Right of Way compensation.

Financial Position

The Company closed with cash reserves of Kshs 11.7 billion compared to Kshs 11.1 billion at the end of the previous year. This strong financial position and healthy cash flow will support the planned capacity enhancement projects which include the ongoing Mombasa-Nairobi oil pipeline project.

The Company met all its statutory obligations during the year under review and in particular remitted Kshs 3.6 billion to the Kenya Revenue Authority in corporation tax payments.

 

JOE SANG

MANAGING DIRECTOR

KPC Managing Director calls on Nation Media Group Chief Executive

 

KPC Managing Director Joe Sang has recently paid a courtesy call to his Nation Media Group (NMG) counterpart Joe Muganda in efforts to cement a positive relationship with the region’s biggest media house. Thanking NMG for the support the media house has given the company, Sang observed that NMG being the largest media outfit in East and Central Africa with millions of audiences that depend on her popular platforms in the electronic, print and digital platforms, it certainly courts the attention of KPC. ‘Being a regional media house with strong presence across East Africa makes NMG a very strategic partner for KPC which is also looking to grow into those areas in line with our new Corporate Strategic Plan,’ Sang said.

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Joe Sang’s Appointment was Fair and Strategic

Joe Sang’s Appointment was Fair and Strategic, says KPC Chair

KPC Chairman John Ngumi has stated that the recruitment of Joe Sang as KPC’s Managing Director was transparent and open with the full participation of the Company’s Board of Directors and the Inspectorate of State Corporations. In a media briefing in KPC headquarters, Ngumi has told journalists that with Joe’s new role, there is bound to be stability in the company which has witnessed a high turnover of chief executives in the last four years. ‘The Board is very confident that Joe will rejuvenate KPC and put it on the right path for success as we rebrand as Africa’s premier oil and gas company,’ he told reporters. The position, which was widely advertised in the press in February, attracted sixty four applicants out of which seventeen were shortlisted for the first interview with six of them making it to the final stage from whence Joe Sang was ranked tops.

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Appointment of MR Joe Sang as Managing Director, Kenya Pipeline Company

APPOINTMENT OF MR JOE SANG AS MANAGING DIRECTOR, KENYA PIPELINE COMPANY

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Kenya Pipeline Company, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Sang as Managing Director, effectively immediately. Prior to this appointment, Joe had been Acting Managing Director since 4th January 2016, a role he had taken on after serving as General Manager, Finance & Strategy.

 

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KPC Volleyball Team Shines in Laikipia

 

The KPC Ladies Volleyball team recently started off this year’s national league title campaign on a high note with an exemplary performance in Nyahururu as the champions get ready to represent the country in the African Club Championships to be held in Tunisia later this month.

In the Laikipia contest during the 2nd Leg National League Competition, KPC defeated Bungoma County 3 sets to nil in their opening match before the gallant queens thrashed Mount Kenya University (MKU) with the same margin in record 36 minutes. On Saturday 19th March, 2016 during the Laikipia County Cup Tournament, the KPC team was placed in the same pool with MKU and Nairobi Water. In this contest, KPC maintained her winning ways proceeding to the quarter finals after humbling MKU with 3 sets to nil and Nairobi Water with 3 sets to 1. Later in the afternoon, KPC met Gatero Secondary School whom they easily dismissed with 3 sets to nothing proceeded to the semi-finals to play arch-rivals Kenya Prisons in the semi-finals in the morning of 20th March, 2016. Once again, our queens did not disappoint and managed to send Kenya Prisons home early with 3 sets to nothing. With this win, KPC met KCB for the final Laikipia showdown thrashing the bankers 3 sets to nil and were crowned the winners in the women category with a cash award of Kshs 50,000

 

 

Triza Atuka KPC Assistant Captain receives the trophy from Laikipia County Governor H.E.  Joshua Irungu