Ports and Logistics

Senior management axed at Kenya Ports Authority in anti-corruption drive

Sweeping changes have been instigated at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) in a bid to clamp down on rampant corruption at the Port of Mombasa.

KPA managing director Gichiri Ndua and three general managers at the East African port were sent on early retirement today.

“Several serving staff at Kenya Ports Authority had failed to fully exercise their duties to stop or mitigate the possibility of compromising operations and delivery,” a government spokesperson told local media, adding: “Several key changes at the top management were required in order that the institution may deliver on its mandate.”

Another 50 employees have been told to move to different positions at the port.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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