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Kigen Moi: Little Known Gideon Moi’s Son At The Helm Of Multi-billion Power Plant Sosian Energy

Kigen Moi is the company director of Sosian Energy  Gideon Moi's first born is an alumnus of Bristol University in England  Over the weekend,...

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Kigen Moi: Little Known Gideon Moi’s Son At The Helm Of Multi-billion Power Plant Sosian Energy

  • Kigen Moi is the company director of Sosian Energy 
  • Gideon Moi’s first born is an alumnus of Bristol University in England 

Over the weekend, Energy CS Davis Chirchir said three companies among them Sosian Energy will harness 105MW of electricity from steam generated at the Menengai geothermal fields.

The local independent power producing (IPP) company is set to generate 22 megawatts of electricity from the wells by next month.

It was later established that the power plant contracted to supply electricity is owned by former Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.

In March 2022, Business Daily reported that Moi bought back a majority in the company after incessant delays in building power plants eight years after they won the contract.

Sosiani Energy is headed by among others the former Senator’s son, Kigen Moi who serves as the company’s director.

But who is Kigen and how did he rise to the helm of the company? Here is what WoK has gathered about the same.

Kigen, an alumnus of Bristol University in England is the firstborn son of Moi and his wife Zahra Moi.

The young gentleman’s fashion sense and style ranges from fitting suits to rocking designer outfits on a normal day.

Moi’s son is also a man of the people and he has, in several occasions, accompanied his dad to public meetings.

In July 2022, just before the August 9 General Elections, Kigen donated boda bodas to associations in Marigat, Kabarnet and Kabartonjo.

Kigen enjoys playing polo since his old days in university. He plays the sport professionally.

For instance, in 2014, Kigen beat his dad in the sport when his team, Samsung Tab 4, beat his dad’s team Samsung Note Pro 5, 5–2.

In Kenya, the game is for the upper echelons of society because of the high cost involved has conspired to put the game beyond the reach of the ordinary people.

Sosian Energy

Kigen is the company director of Sosian Energy which develops sustainability based renewable energy projects across Kenya.

The company was awarded a tender by Geothermal Development Corporation (GDC) through competitive bidding to install and operate 1x35MW Geothermal Modular Power Plant in Menengai Geothermal Field in Nakuru County for 25 years on a Build – Own – Operate (BOO) basis.

The purpose of the Power Plant Project is to increase the power generation capacity of Kenya to enhance socio- economic development and diversify sources of power supply by developing the country’s huge geothermal potential.

In 2017, steel and cement tycoon Narendra Raval had bought the majority stake in the geothermal venture through an entity called Sosian Energy in 2017 but sold back to Moi.

He sold back the firm to Moi after incessant delays in building power plants nearly eight years after they won the contract.

“I sold back my stake in Sosian at a lower price than I had bought it. Gideon is the majority owner,” Raval said.

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