By Iptisam Abdallah, Mombasa
Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen has today appointed Captain William Ruto as Managing Director of Kenya Ports Authority (KPA).
This after Board of Directors of Kenya Ports Authority recommended Ruto for the post following his high aggregate interview score that was above other 74 applicants.
”Pursuant to and in accordance with the powers conferred to me under Section 5 (1) of the Kenya Ports Authority, Cap 391, and further in consultation with the Board of Directors, I have this morning appointed Captain William Kipkemboi Ruto as the Managing Director of the Kenya Ports Authority,” said Murkomen.
Ruto who previously served as Kisumu mariner is to hold the position Director of Kenya Ports Authority which was vacant for 3 years after the resignation of Daniel Manduku under unknown circumstances.
In a press release sent to newsrooms, signed by him, Murkomen said Mr Ruto as a holder of Masters of Business Administration Strategic Management option from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
He said the new MD was a seasoned Mariner who started his career in 1991 at KPA as a Cadet Marine Deck Officer before rising through the ranks to be a general Manager.
”He is an associate fellow of the Nautical Institute and a member of the International Harbour Master’s Association (UK), and has attained the highest qualification as a Ship Captain from South Tyneside Marine College, UK.Capt. ” said Murkomen
Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen
”It is my belief that his wealth of experience spanning 32 years will be instrumental in ensuring the Authority delivers on its mandate to the people of Kenya and continues to contribute towards the growth of the Kenyan economy, he added.
The Transport CS said the government support him in the management of Kenya Ports Authority.