The Embattled Kenya ports Authority MD Catherine Mturi-Wairi bows to pressure and resigns

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,9TH JUNE 2018-The Embattled  Kenya Ports Authority (KPA)  Managing Director  Catherine Mturi-Wairi has decided  to voluntarily resign just  a week after she was ordered out by the board.

Wairi handed in her  resignation  letter on Saturday, saying she is going to pursue other interests.This comes  just days after  activist Okiya Omtatah secured an order to have her remain in office  through a court order until the case is heard and determined.

The board had already named Daniel Manduku of the National Construction Authority to replace her in an acting capacity.

The port of Mombasa had experienced a breakdown of systems for cargo evacuation which led to serious congestion at the facility

Wairi is accused of mismanagement and failure to provide a solution to  congestion menace at the port of Mombasa among other accusations.

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