Search for KPA managing director continues

Written By: Ronald Owili

National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Amb. Ukur Yatani. PHOTO | Courtesy

The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Board has been directed by the National Treasury to conduct a fresh recruitment exercise for position of managing director within 45 days.

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This follows the failure by candidates interviewed for the position in the just concluded exercise to achieve the desired threshold according to National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani.

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“I have reviewed the list of names and ranking of the candidates proposed for appointment as Managing Director, Kenya Ports Authority, and note that all the candidates scored below the desired threshold of 70% in the interview,” CS Yatani said in a letter to KPA Board of Directors Chairman Gen. (Rtd) Joseph Kibwana.

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Eng. Rashid Salim who is KPA’s General Manager for Engineering Services has been the Acting Managing Director following his appointment in March last year, succeeding Daniel Manduku who resigned.

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The board is now expected to begin the recruitment process for the position within the next one and a half months.

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“Consequently, the Kenya Ports Authority Board is directed to undertake a fresh recruitment of the Managing Director and conclude the exercise within 45 days,” Yatani added.

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