The Outgoing chairman, Eng K Kirubi, in his Report said he had served three consecutive terms and it was time to hand over. The functions arranged during the year had been successful and had included:
· Talk on concrete repair
· Visit to KPA crane beam project
· Visit to KPA during offloading of cranes
· Cocktails for upcountry engineers at Reef Hotel
· Visit to Kenya Ferry Services
· Visit to Kenya Pipeline Corporation
· Visit to Chamgamwe Refinery
· Visit to Mabati Rolling Mills
Eng Kirubi reported that arising from the visit to Mabati Rolling Mills, IEK registered complaints on the state of the Mombasa-Mariakani Road through the local press. He was happy to note that reconstruction of this road was now underway.
The following incoming committee was elected:
Chairman- Eng V O Onyango
Vice-Chairman - Eng (Mrs) R W Kung’u
Hon Secretary/Treasurer- Eng J O Odumbe
Member- Eng A P Burnard
Member - Eng J F Kanyua
Member – Eng J Imanene
Member – Eng A Rotich
Member - Eng F P Muketi
Member - Eng J Njagi
Member - Mr M Owuor
Member - Mr F Mwashigadi
Immediate Past Chairman – Eng K Kirubi
Eng Onyango in his address said he hoped that the recent collapse of a building in Nairobi would make the authorities see the need for including engineers in local planning committees and encourage them to create enabling legislation. He urged members to be on the look out and report any engineering activities that appear to be prejudicial to public safety.
Eng Onyango expressed the hope that the major organisations that employ engineers in Mombasa, such as KPA, KPRL, KenGen, KPLC, Telkom, Bamburi and Mabati Rolling Mills would continue to support the branch and encourage their employees to join the Institution.
Eng J O Odumbe
Mombasa Branch Chairman, Eng Victor Ochieng’ Onyango, graduated with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Nairobi in 1983 and obtained a Master of Applied Science degree from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada in 1992.
Eng Onyango has worked in the Maritime Civil Engineering field for most of his working life. In 1995 he took early retirement from KPA to start his own consultancy firm Maristeds. He has been involved in dredging and reclamation projects in the ports of Mombasa and Lamu and has carried out structural reviews for the conversion of the use of Berths 3 and 4. at Mombasa Port and is currently the design engineer on the project rehabilitation of Kipevu Bridge and Berths 7 to 10. In 2003 he was the Marine Civil Engineer on the Mombasa Port Master Plan Project.
Eng Onyango has been Secretary/Treasurer of the Mombasa Branch for the past 9 years.
Eng (Mrs) Rosemary Wanjiku Kung’u, Vice Chairperson of Mombasa Branch, graduated with a BEng (Hons) degree in civil engineering from the University of Nigeria in 1979. She worked with a number of consulting engineering firms from 1979 to 1999 mostly on road projects and set up her own Independent Consultancy practice in 2003. She has wide experience in project management of road and infrastructure development projects She had the opportunity to work in the Carl Bro International head office in Denmark and in the USA in the course of further training in management, through attachment to a consulting firm Vica Inc in Virginia State.
Eng Julius Obonyo Odumbe, Secretary/Treasurer of Mombasa Branch is a Senior Engineer with KenGen at Kipevu Power Station. He is in charge of Kipevu Diesel Power Station. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi in 1991. He worked at Sony Sugar Company and Eastern Produce (K) Ltd from 1991 to 1999 when he joined KenGen as a Maintenance Engineer at Kipevu. He has risen through the ranks to the current level. He has attended several courses locally and abroad to advance his career.
Eng Odumbe has been a member of the Mombasa Branch Committee since 2002. He has served actively in various Branch activities including the Chairmanship of the General Purposes Sub-Committee and Chairmanship of several adhoc committees.