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Safaricom CEO Speaks of Being Unwanted Since Ruto Became President

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Safaricom Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Peter Ndegwa has addressed rumours swirling around his future at the giant telecommunications firm.

Since President William Ruto took office in September last year, not once or twice the social media speculated about Ndegwa’s job.

Commentators claim that a plan has been hatched to push him out.

In a recent interview with Citizen TV, Ndegwa said he was not in a position to respond to such speculation.

“From where I stand, the decisions about my role are usually for the board to decide. Now that we have a new board chairman, I am sure it is a question that can be directed to the chairman and the board. What I do know is that I have had a very successful three years,” he said.

Veteran lawyer Adil Khawaja was on January 26 elected as the Safaricom board chairman, replacing John Ngumi, who served for only six months.

Ndegwa said he would not allow distractions to hamper his vision for the company.

“I plan to continue playing the role that I’ve played for the future because the management is focused on ensuring that this job continues to transform lives and play its role in Kenya. I will continue to lead this business to the future,” he said.

Safaricom is Kenya’s most profitable business and as so, the government monitors closely how the telco is run and influences who should be at the helm.

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