John Ngumi Steps Down from Kenya Airways

The Kenya Airways independent non-executive director who is also an investment banker, John Ngumi has resigned from the airline.


Following his resignation, Kenya Airways board of directors chairman Michael Joseph has announced James Kabereri’s appointment as interim independent non-executive director in James Ngumi’s place.

John Ngumi Resigns from Kenya Airways.
Photo: John Ngumi/ Citizen Digital.

“The Board announces the resignation of Mr. John Ngumi as an independent non-executive director of the company,” Mr. Michael said.

Prior to working for the Airline, Mr. Ngumi was giant telecommunication’s, Safaricom board chairman and director before his resignation in January 2023 after serving the company for five months.

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Three weeks ago, Mr. Ngumi was in court seeking the court’s permission to stop the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution from prosecuting him.

“I remain a firm believer in KQ’s strategic and economic importance to Kenya and I am confident that before long, Kenyans will recognize that KQ is worthy and deserving of the critical and invaluable support it has received and continues receiving from the government.”

Mr. Ngumi has recently appeared before the National Assembly’s Finance and National Planning and the Communication, Innovation and Information committees that are together investigating the obtainment of Telkom Kenya for Ksh6.2 billion.

He was however granted orders stopping his arrest and prosecution for what he expressed in court papers as the State’s determination to go after former president Uhuru Kenyatta’s close friends after rushing to court.

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“Pending the hearing and determination of this application, the respondents, their servants, agents, including law enforcement are restrained from arresting, detaining or harassing the applicant,” the judge ruled.

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