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New ports boss here to stay, Transport CS says - 10 months ago, 13 June 16:43

Kazungu Samuel

The appointment of Daniel Manduku as acting Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) managing director will not be reversed, Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said today.

Mr Macharia said the Authority's board acted within the law when it sent former MD Catherine Mturi-Wairi on compulsory leave and appointed Dr Manduku to the helm.

“Before his appointment to head KPA, Dr Manduku worked at National Construction Authority (NCA) as the CEO. That board is under my ministry so the question that he was an outsider does not arise,” Mr Macharia told journalist in Mombasa Wednesday after giving a keynote address during the International Transport and Road Research conference at Sarova Whitesands.

While praising the incoming acting MD's track record, he echoed the board's claim that operations at East Africa's busiest port had recently suffered delays and inefficiency.

“Before the board took the decision, the cargo backlog at KPA was about 23,000 containers that could not be ...
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