Deloitte Consulting will start looking for a permanent deputy head of the KENEA Port Authority (KPA) today.
Acting as the Managing Director of KPA, Daniel Manduku, tomorrow he will have to face a panel of experts to defend his results in the port.
Dr. Manduku was appointed deputy Catherine Mturi-Wairi, which was removed six months ago after being crowded in the port of Mombasa.
Manduku was initially on the three-month term, starting from May 30, but this period was later extended until November 1.
Standard he learned that Deloitte Consulting qualified several candidates, including current and former managers who applied for employment before November 16.
The KPA Board under Gen (Rtd) Joseph Kibwana decided to competitively employ the head of the port instead of confirming the manduk.
Political leaders and KPA employees raised concerns about the alleged overriding commercial and political interest, warning that this process should be outside the forum.
Others who applied for the highest job were the former directors of General Operations Sudi Mwasinago. Mr Mwasinago was sent to Kisum early this year and is to face the panel today.
There is also Joseph Atonga, who recently retired as general manager of KPA for Technical Affairs, and former manager of Conventional cargo services, Evalyne Chibule.
Dock Workers Union Secretary General Simon Sang said the union of the will of Manduku, because it increased the efficiency of the port, including lifting the cargo by means of a standard railway.
Mr Sang said that Manduku also facilitated the rapid negotiation of a collective agreement that raised the salaries of the lowest-paid workers by 16 percent and the highest by 10 percent.
Manduku was the previous director general of the National Construction Office. In 2016, he applied unsuccessfully for work in the port.
Meanwhile, data from the KPA report indicate that the number of containers in inland containers has dropped to 5,138 from over 10,270 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) registered in September.
The TEU is used to describe the vessel's carrying capacity or the capacity of the maritime terminal.
The cargo carried in the port also recorded a 40-percent increase from 56,740 TEU from January to September last year to 79,510 TEU in the same period of this year.
Three weeks ago MSC Maxine he called her to the port. It has a capacity of 9,411 TEU and is one of the largest container ships that have ever been moored in Mombasa.
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