Manduku dismisses lawmaker’s claims about his KPA departure

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 00:00 |
Former Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Managing Director Daniel Manduku.

Former Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Managing Director Daniel Manduku, yesterday said his resignation was voluntarily and not linked to any external forces.

Manduku who resigned from KPA on March 27, slammed Nyali MP Mohamed Ali for linking his resignation to ‘undercurrents or machinations’.

“As a diligent public servant, I dedicated myself to protecting the interests of KPA on behalf of the public and at no time did I have to encounter or have to deal with interests of other than those that the ultimate outcome was for public good and as such I hereby disassociate myself with the assertions by Mohamed Ali,” said Manduku through a statement to newsrooms.

He said his development track record speaks for itself at the Port of Mombasa where he worked as a managing director and made significant strides in cargo handling.

“I wish to state in no uncertain terms that my tenure at KPA was a fulfilling one and I left with my head held high because of the many firsts that the parastatal recorded while I served as a managing director.

A duty I discharged with diligence and unwavering commitment until when I left to pursue personal undertakings,” said Manduku.

The one-time National Construction Authority (NCA) executive director termed assertions by the MP as malicious damage aimed at tainting his image and uncalled for.

“My record for transforming the institution speaks for itself so it is preposterous for anybody to purport to explain my exit in any other way only to advance a mischievous story-line or impute a lack of principle on my part or linking my exit with undercurrents or machinations,” added Manduku.

Manduku was first appointed to the position in an acting capacity on May 30, 2018, replacing Catherine Mturi-Wairi who was sent on compulsory leave due to lack of effective leadership.

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