Bohemians manager Fenlon is set to be unveiled as the Edinburgh club's newest gaffer today and Kenny, who also presided at Dalymount Park, feels he has thoroughly deserved the right to take control of a top flight Scottish club.
"Pat has earned this move to Hibs and deserves a shot at managing at a higher level," Kenny told the Daily Record.
"He has a great track record of success in Irish football and has won five League of Ireland titles, one FAI cup, a League of Ireland Cup and a Setanta Sports Cup.
"It was just a case of when Pat would leave Bohemians after he came close to being installed as the Dundee United manager.
"This is a tremendous chance for Pat and the SPL is a great level for him to really show what he can do as a manager.
"Hibs are a terrific club and Pat has inherited a very good situation. They have a great training ground, a revamped stadium and a decent group of first-team players who have just under-performed so far this season.
"He is 42 and that's a good age to come in as he has gained lots of experience and is used to winning trophies.
"The foundations are there for him to be a success at Hibs."