KPA demands Sh930m from Kenya Railways - 7 months ago, 13 July 00:09

By: Geoffrey Mosoku

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) is demanding more than Sh930 million for its labour and equipment used to load goods on Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) freight trains.

Former KPA boss Catherine Mturi-Wairi wrote to Kenya Railways Managing Director Atanas Maina demanding Sh930,520,000 incurred between January to March. “The authority has supported the SGR project in various ways, from the construction stage of port relief lines to the launch of Madaraka commercial freight trains. KPA also reviewed its tariffs to encourage customers to use SGR,” says the letter dated May 2.

It adds: “The purpose of this letter is to request you to remit Sh930,520,000, being the charge of hire of labour and equipment from January 2018 to March 2018.”

Mrs Wairi was suspended three weeks after the letter, but later resigned even after the High Court reinstated her.

In February, KPA lowered container handling charges in a push by the Government to ...
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