The Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited was originally set up by Shell and the British Petroleum Company BP to serve the East African region in the supply of a wide variety of oil products.
The Company was incorporated in 1960, under the name East African Oil Refineries Limited. The first refinery complex which has distillation, hydrotreating, catalytic reforming, and bitumen production units was commissioned in 1963.
The second refinery train was commissioned in 1974 and also has distillation, hydrotreating, and reforming units.
To be the number one supplier of integrated energy.
We will maximize value addition to delight our customer and other stakeholders.
“Energizing Our Nation.”
Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Trust, Openness, Teamwork, Professionalism, and Pride in all that we do.
Key Historical Dates
|1959: Colonial Government Agreement with ‘Consolidated’ (50% Shell, 50% BP)|
|1960: East African Oil Refineries Limited Incorporated|
|1963: Complex I completed and commissioned|
|1963: Esso and Caltex become Shareholders|
|1970: Grease Plant Constructed|
|1971: Government acquire 50% Shareholding|
|1974: Complex II completed and commissioned|
|1983: Change of name to – Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited|
|1994: Deregulation leading to introduction of base load and processing fees changes|
|1996: New Control Center (DCS) commissioned|
|1997: Esso sold their shares|
|1998: KPRL Laboratory ISO 9002 Certified|
|2005: Commencement of production of unleaded mogas|
|2007: New Laboratory completed and commissioned|
|2009: Essar acquired 50% of shares from Shell, BP and Chevron|
|2016: Essar exits from shareholding of KPRL and shares 100% acquired by GoK|
|2017: KPRL signed an agreement with KPC for a 3 year lease of its storage facilities|
KPRL is a 100% Government of Kenya owned entity.
Board of Directors
|Hesbon Gondi||Kenyan||Government of Kenya||Director|
|Joseph Kariuki||Kenyan||Government of Kenya||Director|
|Joseph Wafula||Kenyan||Government of Kenya||Director|
|Henry Karinga||Kenyan||Government of Kenya||Director|
|Lilian Mahiri-Zaja||Kenyan||Government of Kenya||Director|
The KPRL Management Team is composed of:
|Joseph Ndoti||Ag. Chief Executive Officer|
|Abigail Mwangi||Chief Operating Officer|
|Martin Wahome||Human Resource Manager|
|Eng. Evanson Momanyi||Engineering Manager|
|Michael Kariuki||Manager Technology, Development & Operations|
|Kadzo Kalama||Head of Legal Services|