Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited(KPLC) has appointed a consortium of consultants to spearhead the planned re- branding and organizational culture change programme. The consortium is made upof, Ogilvy East Africa, McKinney Rogersand SBO Research. The consortium’smandate is to develop and roll out a strategyand implementation programme for theorganizational culture change and corporatere-branding (Project Mwangaza).
New KPLC look coming soon
KPLC Managing Director and CEO, EngJoseph Njoroge said the appointment of the consortium marks a major milestonein the history of KPLC and signals the beginning of a new chapter that willsee KPLC aggressively re-evaluate itsexisting corporate identity , prevailingcorporate culture and vision, among keystakeholders.Leading the consortium is Ogilvy East Africa,an integrated marketing communicationsconsultancy, with advertising, publicrelations and media planning and buyingcapabilities. The other members of theconsortium are McKinney Rogers, a global business consultancy with a proven track record for transforming performance, andSBO Research a marketing and socialresearch consultancy that also offers trainingsolutions through its sister company SBOTraining Limited.
Source STIMA News
2 Kenya Engineer - July/August 2010
Expansion of Nairobi- Thika Road from 4 to 8-Lane
Super Highway takes shape
The $ 330million project is well on courseto be ready for use in 12 months. The project involves widening of University
Way to eight lanes from six, four lane y
over across Globe Roundabout, wideningof Murang’a Road to six lanes, underpass
at Pangani, yover on Muthaiga roundabout
and provision of footpaths.On the Forest Road – Museum Road
– Museum Hill roundabout section,
construction works involves widening of Forest Road to six lanes from four lanes,
widening of Museum Hill road to six lanes, provision of forked y-over on Limuru
Road and provision of footpaths.The Muthaiga roundabout-KU section has been designed as a high-speed highway withlimited access and exits. The improvementson this section include widening of carriageway to eight lanes- (Muthaiga – Kasarani) and 6 lanes (Kasarani – KU).Provision of service roads intermittently,construction of underpasses at Kahawaand KU, provision of interchange at GSUroundabout, flyovers at Kasarani andGithurai roundabouts, underpass at former Nakumatt Thika Road site, subway at Surveyof Kenya and provision of footpaths.KU-Thika section includes wideningthe carriageway to six lanes up to Jujaand maintaining the existing provisionof service roads, construction of six laneflyover at Eastern Bypass, intermittentservice roads, underpass at Ruiru sports
club and at Mang’u High School as well as
provision of footpaths.The widest section of the Nairobi-Thikahighway, between Muthaiga roundaboutand Roysambu, just beyond the MoiInternational Sports Centre, Kasarani,consists of four express lanes on either sideas well as two-lane service roads on eachside. Construction on the 50km highway has been going on day and night and the threeChinese contractors are within schedule,according to a senior engineer at the Roadsministry.The highway, which was mainly necessitated by perennial traffic snarl-ups, has six projects within it that are being worked onsimultaneously. Multiple interviews withengineers at the Ministry of Roads and thecontractor, but who are not allowed to give
ofcial statements on behalf of the project,
also revealed the highway could drive“ordinary matatus” out of the road.“It is a road that will not accommodate the
chaos and trafc indiscipline exhibited by
matatu operators,” said the governmentengineer. Already, Kenya Engineer learntthat a plan is being worked out on howmatatus on the highway routes could be phased out and allowed to form a publictransport company that will use buses. Such buses will be at various stages (bus bays) at
an interval of ve to 10 minutes.
“The owners, who will be shareholders,will be paid as per the kilometre travelledand not number of trips,” says the highly
placed engineer. However, he added, this
could take several months after the highwayis opened.
A perspective o f Nairobi Thika road at the Ruaraka round about