KPA, KENYA PORTS
Catherine Mturi-Wairi. / COURTESY

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Managing Director, Catherine Mturi-Wairi was on Wednesday sent on compulsory leave during the Board’s 345th Special Meeting.

Ms Wairi was suspended due to incompetence. The board noted that the port of Mombasa has been experiencing a break down of systems of cargo evacuation for the past seven days.

The break down of systems has led to serious systems congestion of the port, one of the board members, Micheal Maina divulged.

Replacing Ms Wairi is Dr Daniel Manduku who was named the new MD in two months acting capacity.

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“The board observed that the above situation can only be explained by lack of effective leadership,” the board member noted.

Transport PS Prof. Paul Maringa added that the now suspended MD could not explain why there were over 22,000 containers at the yard.

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