Jomvu MP Twalib wades into Mombasa port MD wrangles


Operations ongoing at the Kenya Ports of Authority. [Photo/Courtesy]
Operations ongoing at the Kenya Ports of Authority. [Photo/Courtesy]

In Summary

  • Speaking in Mombasa ,Twalib said that revenue has increased because of Manduku's managerial skills and that its not a must for a local person to fill in the position and that previous local director's who headed the port was disastrous.
  • Manduku has been the acting managing director after the resignation of Catherine Mturi Wairi in May.
  • The increase in volume of cargo at East Africa’s biggest port will result in a rise in revenue from Sh50 billion netted in July alone to about Ksh .100 billion monthly.

Jomvu MP Badi Twalib has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to end the controversy surrounding the position of the Mombasa port managing director.

Twalib wants the Head of State to officially confirm the current acting director Daniel Manduku as boss.

“Revenue has increased because of Manduku’s managerial skills and it’s not a must for a local person to fill in the position,” he said on Saturday.

Manduku has been the acting managing director after the resignation of Catherine Mturi Wairi in May.

Some of his pledges include increasing the number of containers the Mombasa Port handles to two million containers by 2020.

According to him, the increase in volume of cargo at East Africa’s biggest port will result in a rise in revenue from Ksh.50billion in July alone to about Ksh.100 billion monthly.

The Kenya Ports Authority Board had initially said that Manduku would act for two months.

However, in August his term was extended by four months.

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