NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 7 –The Kenya Ports Authority has now re-advertised the Managing Director’s position after Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani rejected the final list of applicants.
In a gazette notice, KPA says it is seeking to recruit an individual with a high degree of integrity and professionalism, impeccable administrative capabilities, and strategic orientation.
Interested candidates have until March 19, 2021, to send in their application documents for the top job.
The KPA board led by the chairperson General Joseph Kibwana had interviewed six candidates and submitted three names to Yatani from which he was to pick one for the job.
Yatani rejected the candidates presented to him saying that they did not meet the qualification required to be appointed as the boss of the state agency.
“I have reviewed the list of the names, scores, and ranking of the candidates proposed for the appointment as Managing Director, Kenya Ports Authority, and note that all the candidates scored below the desired threshold of 70 percent in the interview,” read Yatani’s letter to KPA board Chairperson Joseph Kibwana.
He then directed the Authority’s board to undertake fresh recruitment for the Managing Director and conclude the exercise within 45 days from the date of his letter dated March 2.
The advertisement of the job was first made public in April 7 2020, to replace former Managing Director Daniel Manduku who resigned from the state agency after facing graft allegations for some time.
The recruitment process was later suspended following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease.