The current rail network in Kenya is the metre gauge commonly referred to as 'The Lunatic Line'. It was initially named the 'Uganda Railway' after its destination.
Its construction began in the Port city of Mombasa in 1896 and was completed in 1901 at the lines terminus in Kisumu. Operations on the line commenced in 1903. The Lunatic Line links Kampala in Uganda with the Indian Ocean town of Mombasa.
Branch lines were built to Thika in 1913, Lake Magadi in 1915, Kitale in 1926, Naro Moru in 1927 and from Tororo to Soroti in 1929. In 1929, the Uganda railway became Kenya Uganda Railways & Habours.
In 1931, a branchline to Mount Kenya was completed and the main line was extended from Nakuru to Kampala in Uganda.
The line is 1,000 mm and is a single track all through with occasional sidings and passing points to deal with opposing traffic. Construction was carried out by labourers brought in from India. After completion, some of the Indians remained behind thus creating the Indian community in East Africa.
The line was a huge logistical achievement and became strategically and economically vital for Kenya, linking the Indian Ocean with Lake Victoria and the East African interior.
Branch lines were built and the railway became an essential part of safari adventures in the early decades of the 20th Century.
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinating Board matters by preparing and dispatching Board Agendas, Board papers, board minutes and board action reports;
Preparing and managing the Board annual work plans;
Preparing of Board Minutes, ensuring that they are confirmed and filed;
Communicating decisions of the Board to the Managing Director for appropriate action;
Monitoring implementation of Board decisions and preparing reports to the Board;
Leading & Providing legal advisory services to the Corporation to ensure compliance with existing law and regulatory requirements;
Leading legal negotiations on concession related matters and interpreting concession documents to safeguard corporation interests;
Leading and coordinating preparation and reviewing contractual agreements in which the Corporation is a party;
Advising on new legislation, both locally and from other regimes doing business with the Corporation, with an impact on the operations of the Corporation;
Custodian of ownership documents of the Corporation assets;
Leading, advising & managing on litigation and dispute resolution between various stakeholders and the Corporation to protect the corporation assets & reputation;
Approving the appointment of external lawyers to represent the Corporation on legal matters;
Leading the strategy & implementation of Corporate affairs agenda;
Lead, motivate and develop the departmental staff to ensure an effective and motivated team to achieve business and people objectives;
Preparing, managing and monitoring the departments budgets; Leading, motivating and developing the departmental staff to achieve business and people objectives;
Managing and implementing change initiatives to achieve desired business plans and culture
Requirements for the job
Master's degree in a relevant field from a reputable institution
Bachelor's degree in Law or equivalent degree from a reputable institution
Post graduate diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law or such similar qualification from a reputable institution Page 34 of 284 Working experience of not less than twelve (12) years, five (5) of which must have been in a senior management position in the Corporation or in a comparable position in the Public service or in other reputable organization
An advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a member of the Law Society of Kenya Attended a leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010