Kenya Ports MD Resigns

  • Kenya Ports Authority Managing Director Daniel Manduku.
    Kenya Ports Authority Managing Director Daniel Manduku.
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  • Embattled Kenya Ports Authority Managing Director Daniel Manduku on Friday, March 27, quit from his position.

    In a letter seen by Kenyans.co.ke, Manduku wrote to transport CS James Macharia stating that his resignation would be effective  June 1, 2020.

    "I wish to communicate formally a decision which I have reached after deep introspection and lengthy consultation. As you know, it has been both an honor and a privilege to serve as the head of this most vital installation. The duty of the captain of the ship has been to ensure that she remains steady and that she remains her course.

    "I shall be eternally grateful for the support of all the outstanding individuals who have contributed to what we have achieved over the last few years and to you in particular for your leadership and vision," read an excerpt from the letter.

    KPA MD Daniel Manduku in Nairobi in July 2014.
    KPA MD Daniel Manduku in Nairobi in July 2014.
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    "I do hereby tender my resignation, which I hope you will accept, effective June 1, 2020. I am immediately proceeding on terminal leave until then," he concluded.

    The KPA boss has previously been arrested over corruption-related charges about a dubious tender award.

    In 2019, he made headlines after the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) began a probe into what detectives believed was a Ksh.2.7 billion tender scandal at the authority.

    Manduku, however, dismissed the claims, alleging that they were being fronted by people interested in KPA tenders.

    The KPA boss holds a Doctorate in Business Administration/Leadership from the United States International University (USIU) Nairobi, a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the same university and a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) Degree from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology –JKUAT.

    He has undertaken training in Corporate Governance from the Centre of Corporate Governance-Kenya as well as Strategic & Leadership Management Training from the Columbia Business School in New York among other local and international management courses.

    He is a registered professional with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyor (BORAQS-1998), a corporate member of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) and the Institute of Construction Project Managers of Kenya (ICPMK-2012).

    Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia speaking at KICC on March 17, 2016.
    Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia speaking at KICC on March 17, 2016.
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