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ACEK holds AGM

By Kenya Engineer -July/August 2004
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There was a good attendance of consulting engineers at the Association of Consulting Engineers of Kenya Annual General Meeting held at Nairobi Club on 74 June 2004.
The Chairman,Eng George 0 Mac'Odawa, commended the other members of the Council for their good work during the year. They were:

Eng J M Mbui --- ---- Hon Secretary.
Eng R K Kirui --- ---- Hon Treasurer.
Eng N Mbugua --- ---- Member.
Eng J I W Loveday --- ---- Member.
and seven co-opted members.

Enumerating the various activities during the year, Eng' Mac'Odawa reported the following:.

1. ACEK has presented comments to the Institution of Engineers of Kenya and the Engineers Registration Board on the proposed Engineers Act Cap530.

2. Attending a symposium on the Strategies Role of the Alliance in Socio-economic Recovery Programs by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) on the 18 July 2003.

3. Organizing a golf tournament at Vet Lab Sports Club on 29 August 2003.

4. Participating in the National Workshop on COMESA Common nvestment Area by Investment Promotion Centre on 16th October 2003.

5. Attending an Investment Conference organized by the Government in conjunction with KEPSA on 20-21 November 2003. The Conference was opened by President Kibaki and was attended by South Africa president Thabo Mbeki.

6. Hosting of a cocktail party at Gath Consulting Engineers offices on 5th December .

7. Holding meetings with the Ministry of Roads and public Works and the Ministry of Water on matters concerning consulting engineers.

Eng Mac' Odawa regretted the untimely death of Eng Charchi Githinji a most valuable member who made a positive contribution to the Association.

It was announced that the Annual conference of FIDIC will be held in Copenhagen on 12-16 september 2004. At the AGM and at a subsequent Council meeting held on 19 July 2004, the following new members of the council were elected:.

Eng K N Mbugua --- ---- Chairman.
Eng J M Mbui --- ---- Hon Secretary.
Eng R K Kirui --- ---- Hon Treasurer.
Eng W M Kilonzo--- ---- Member.
Eng J I W Loveday--- ---- Member.
And seven co-opted members

Eng Kuria Njogu Mbugua
BSc., MSc, REng, MIEK, MACEK, Chairman of ACEK, graduated with BSc in Civil Engineering from the university of Nairobi in 1975 and obtained an MSc in Environmental Engineering in 1978, In 1990 he attended an Engineer/Scientist Manager's Programme & Advanced Management Course at Pennstate & Pitts University, USA.. Eng Mbugua founded Oath Consulting Engineers in 1981 and started consultancy Work in the water and sanitation sector but later diversified to structures, road woks and computer applications.
From 1981 to 1984 he was a part-time lecturer at 'the University of Nairobi in the Post Graduate programs of water and sewerage engineering and urban planning

Eng Jonathan M Mbui, MSc(Eng) CEng, MICE, MIEK, MAAK(E), MACEK. Honorary Secretary of ACEK for the third. Year in succession, has a Masters Degree in Construction Management and./engine ring from Leeds University, UK and has 16 years professional structural experience all gained with Howard Humphreys Consulting Engineers. He is currently a Director of Howard Humphreys East Africa Ltd and responsible for the Building and Structures Engineering Service Line within the firm

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