Kenya Ports Authority Managing Director Daniel Manduku has resigned.
Manduku handed his resignation letter to Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia.
In the letter that on Friday Macharia admitted to have received stated;
“I wish to communicate formally a decision which I have reached after deep introspection and lengthy consultation. As you know, it has been both an honor and a privilege to serve as the head of this most vital installation. The duty of the captain of the ship has been to ensure that she remains steady and that she remains her course.
“I shall be eternally grateful for the support of all the outstanding individuals who have contributed to what we have achieved over the last few years and to you in particular for your leadership and vision,” read part of the letter.
He said he is proceeding on terminal leave and that he will completely cease to be the KPA Managing director from June, 1st.
The embattled Manduku has been out on sh. 500,000 anticipatory bail after he was arrested twice over issuance of dubious tenders as the KPA Managing director.
The tenders were worth 2.9 billion shillings.
Among the tenders are the 500 million shillings worth Makongeni cargo shade construction, the 1.4 billion shillings concrete barrier construction at the Mombasa port and the 800 million shillings Kisumu port tender.
Manduku however initiated some projects that face lifted the clearance of cargo at the port of Mombasa.
Manduku holds a Doctorate in Business Administration/Leadership from the United States International University (USIU) Nairobi, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the same institution and a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) Degree from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology –JKUAT.