Philip Mainga takes over as acting MD at Kenya railways after Maina was suspended

Philip Mainga takes over as acting MD at Kenya railways after Maina was suspended

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH AUG 2018-Kenya Railways Business Research General Manager Philip Mainga is now the  acting Managing Director of Kenya Railways Corporation (KR).Mainga has been appointed  after suspension of Atanas Maina.

Meanwhile, the Kenya Ports Authority Board will advertise the recruitment of the new Managing Director in the next two weeks.

“We are looking for a private consultant to do the recruitment,” said Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia.

Maina is among those suspended over the irregular payments of SGR compensation. Others include National Land Commission chair Prof Mohammed Swazuri, KR Surveyors Victor Wahome and Elijah Mwenda among others

Maina was accused of failing to protect public property hence leading to the loss of Sh221.3 million.

He also faced an alternative count of neglect of duty.

On Monday this week , the accused persons were granted Sh3 million surety bonds in addition to a requirement that they deposit their passports in court and keep off public offices.

Swazuri was however granted Sh6 million surety bond with the option of a Sh3.5mn cash bail.

 

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