KENYA – New KCC, a prominent dairy processor in Kenya, is set to bid farewell to its Managing Director, Nixon Sigey after serving in the company for more than 6 years.

While Sigey’s tenure has been marked by notable accomplishments, his departure leaves notable achievements in the company

Under his guidance, the development included the company initiating phase three of modernizing and upgrading New Kenya Cooperative Creameries (KCC) plants across the nation.

Additionally, the company invested in a groundbreaking project, constructing a new milk processing plant in Narok County valued at US$5.16 million (Kes 750 million), aimed at enhancing milk productivity and bolstering farmers’ income.

Furthermore, it diversified its product portfolio by introducing its first processed Camel whole Milk Powder into the Kenyan market.

Meanwhile, an advertisement for Sigey’s replacement has been posted on the company’s website, emphasizing diversity and equal opportunity.

The notice emphasizes the company’s commitment to diversity and equal opportunity, encouraging applications from various backgrounds.

“We are looking for an ideal candidate who should have a proven ability to deliver results, be a visionary and innovative thinker, and have the capacity to build a dynamic and high-performance management team,” read part of the advert.

“New KCC Limited is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including women, marginalised communities, and persons with disabilities.”

According to New KCC’s guidelines, the incoming Managing Director will serve a term of three years, with the possibility of reappointment contingent upon satisfactory performance.

The Managing Director shall hold office for a term of three (3) years and shall be eligible for re-appointment once subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets.”

Previously, the controversy surrounding Sigey’s tenure came to light when a former sales marketing representative of New KCC, David Adema, filed a lawsuit alleging that Sigey had overstayed his welcome.

Adema claimed that Sigey’s term had officially ended in December 2020, and any extension beyond that was in breach of regulations governing the appointment of CEOs of state corporations.

The case gained traction when Labour Court Judge Monica Mbaru scheduled a hearing for April 26, 2022, allowing all parties to present their arguments.

Adema’s petition called for the court to invalidate the decision made by the New KCC board of directors in January 2021 to extend Sigey’s term for a third time.

His initial appointment in 2015 followed the completion of two terms by his predecessor, Kipkirui Langat. Sigey’s legal victory in 2020 against a challenge to his term extension marked a contentious point in his career.

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