Cabinet Secretary for Roads and Transport Kipchumba Murkomen has withdrawn the appointment of five members of the Board of Directors of the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA)
The CS made the changes through a gazette notice dated January 20, 2023.
Moreover, the KPA board members whose appointments were revoked include Lydia Yator, Stephen Gichuhi Gichohi, Conrad Thorpe, Farida Abdalla Sud, and Nilfat Kassim Ali.
Likewise, Murkomen replaced the five with the new members including Musa Osman, Emmanuel Kibet, Consolata Lusweti, Lucas Maitha and Caroline Njoki Maina.
The new KPA board members will serve for a period of three years with effect from January 23, 2023.
Nonetheless, KPA’s mandate is to maintain, operate, improve, and regulate all sea and inland waterway ports in Kenya.
Other ports include Lamu, Malindi, Kilifi, Mtwapa, Kiunga, Shimoni, Funzi and Vanga.
Nevertheless, Mombasa port is the only port that is fully developed with modern equipment hence making it the principal port in the region.