- Treasury CS Ukur Yatani rejects three nominated candidates for the place of managing director citing low scores.
The seek for Kenya Ports Authority’s new managing director is again to the drafting board for the third time after Treasury and Planning Cupboard Secretary Ukur Yatani rejected three nominated candidates for the place citing low scores.
In a round dated March 2, 2021, addressed to the board chairman Joseph Kibwana, the Treasury directed KPA to start afresh the recruitment course of inside 45 days.
“I’ve reviewed the listing of names, scores and rating of the candidates proposed for appointment as managing director KPA and famous that each one the candidates scored under the specified threshold of 70 per cent within the interview,” stated Mr Yatani.
Final week, the KPA board interviewed six candidates and nominated three of them for appointment by Mr Yatani after President Kenyatta transferred the port authority features from the ministry of Transport to the Treasury.
Among the many candidates was former Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (Lapsset) Chief Government Officer Sylvester Kasuku, who headed Lapsset from its inception in March 2013 till January 5 when his time period expired.
Planning and Devolution Principal Secretary Mabruk Mwanamaka and James Ng’ang’a, a former KPA insider who’s at the moment the infrastructure director Northern Hall at TradeMark East Africa have been additionally within the race for KPA’s high job.
Others are Saudi Mwasinago, who’s accountable for Shimo Port in Kwale, Martin Motoko who served as KPA company supervisor earlier than transferring to Kenya Energy and Amani Komora, former KPA head of human useful resource.
KPA marketed for the place of managing director on April 7, 2020, to switch Dr Daniel Manduku, who resigned in March after battling graft allegations for months.
The recruitment was, nonetheless, cancelled prematurely early in August with Treasury directing a recent search after KPA board was reported to have been divided resulting from politics and favouritism of some candidates.
The method was additionally marred by court docket petitions majority of which have been dismissed for lack of advantage.