Mr Tangus holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Nairobi and is a registered engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya. He is also a corporate member of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya and has been a Resident Engineer on the Construction to Bitumen Standards on Road B4, Loruk-barpelo Section.
He was also the Team Leader for the Technical Assistance Consultant for the European Union Funded Roads 2000 Spot Improvement Project of roads in Eastern Province. Mr Tangus has been involved in various public works projects, including the auditing of the Kenya Roads Board funded project in the Northern region of the Rift Valley.
Tangus replaces Mr. Cyrus Maina, an alumnus of the University of Nairobi and a decorated holder of the Elder of the Burning Spear who served for two terms.
Though a cross-section of Kenyans are saying the appointment is a political move to balance power in the ruling The National Alliance coalition with its URP sister party, Tangu’s says the appointment is an “opportunity to serve the country by steering the board to higher heights.” The outgoing chairman said since his appointment in May 2008, the corporation had clocked several milestones such the successful rationalisation of the workforce, launch of an e-payment system dubbed, Posta Pesa, and successful introduction of ICT in most of the organisations business processes among others.
Mr Tangus who was at one time involved in the planning and commercialisation of the Mechanical Department of the Ministry said the requisite foundation for Posta’s growth was in the place and that the corporation is taxing for a take-off.