Maina Kiondo as its new managing director and chief executive officer of LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority (LCDA) in an acting capacity succeeding former CEO Silvester Kasuku, whose term came to an end on January 5, 2021.
Kiondo now becomes the second CEO of the Authority since its inception in March 2013. The LAPSSET Corridor Program is Eastern Africa’s largest and most ambitious infrastructure project bringing together Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Sudan.
Mr. Kiondo brings to the Authority a vast experience spanning more than 33 years, having worked his way up within the Civil Service.
Until his recent appointment to the helm of LCDA, Kiondo served as the Director of the Northern Corridor Development at the Ministry of East African Community and Regional Development.
In his inaugural meeting with Senior Management at the Authority held on 11th January 2021, Kiondo commended the tremendous work done by the Authority that has seen the completion of the 1st three Berths of Lamu Port, completion of the Isiolo Airport, Completion of the Isiolo-Moyale road and Moyale One-stop border Post among other projects.
The Lapsset Corridor consists of seven key infrastructure projects starting with a new 32 Berth port at Lamu (Kenya); Interregional Highways from Lamu to Isiolo, Isiolo to Juba (South Sudan), Isiolo to Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), and Lamu to Garsen (Kenya), Crude Oil Pipeline from Lamu to Isiolo, Isiolo to Juba; Product Oil Pipeline from Lamu to Isiolo, Isiolo to Addis Ababa; Interregional Standard Gauge Railway lines from Lamu to Isiolo, Isiolo to Juba, Isiolo to Addis Ababa, and Nairobi to Isiolo; 3 International Airports: one each at Lamu, Isiolo, and Lake Turkana; 3 Resort Cities: one each at Lamu, Isiolo and Lake Turkana; and The multipurpose High Grand Falls Dam along the Tana River.