KPA board member demands Manduku resignation
Boardroom wars among Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) board members exploded into the public limelight as the team is set to appear before Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) today over an Sh2.7 billion graft scandal allegations.
One of the board members has written a protest letter demanding the resignation of managing director Daniel Manduku claiming he has smeared the image of the board and authority with scandals.
In the letter, Lt Col (rtd) Conrad Thorpe, a director, says the authority is in a mess.
“The authority, of which you are the MD is a mess. Our reputation is laughable and the city of Mombasa, the county, our country, the region and more widely the shipping stakeholders across the world are shamed by us,” he added.
He says as an independent appointed member of the board where he has served for 16 months, he has been unable to deliver because of the constant fights over allegations of corruption at the port.
He says Manduku should carry his own cross if the allegations of corruption levelled against him are true.
The official says he will not hesitate to spill the beans when he appears before the investigation team.