Uhuru lawyer Oyatsi to chair Base Titanium board
Australian firm Base Titanium has appointed lawyer Desterio Oyatsi as chairman of the Kwale-based miner.
The move to pick Mr Oyatsi, the managing partner at Shapley Barret & Company Advocates and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s lawyer, follows the retirement of Prof Joseph Maitha after eight years at the helm.
Prof Maitha will continue as a non-executive director until December 31.
Mr Oyatsi has been on the firm's board since 2016 with the miner saying in a statement that he would bring a wealth of experience to the role.
“We are confident that Mr Oyatsi will build on the successes of Prof Maitha, to whom we are grateful for his leadership, service and wise counsel,” said Mr Tim Carstens, managing director of Base Resources, the Australia-based parent company of Base Titanium.
Mr Oyatsi joined the board two years ago along with investment banker John Ngumi and analyst Aly-khan Satchu.
APPOINTMENT Mr Desterio Oyatsi. Lucas Barasa