Julius Kipng’etich appointed Uchumi CEO

Dr Julius Kipng’etich has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of struggling supermarket Uchumi Limited, Uchumi’s spokesperson Kepha Bosire has said.

Dr Julius Kipng’etich has been the Chief Operating Officer at Equity Bank Group since, where he had served as a board member before.

He is well known for a successful eight years at the helm of the Kenya Wildlife Service.

Uchumi Supermarkets, which has been struggling with a debt of up to Sh1 billion, sacked Jonathan Ciano who was the CEO along with three other mangers in June this year citing abuse of office.

Uchumi supermarkets also recently appointed Willie Kimani as its Chief Operating Officer, who was formerly at Navias supermarket chain.

Report by Bella Genga