A senior Kenya Ports Authority manager who was recently sacked in a major reshuffle collapsed on receiving the bad news.
Adza Dzengo who was acting procurement manager and sacked over graft allegations collapsed upon being handed the letter. Dzengo has since gone underground and is rarely seen in public. The procurement department saw over 15 workers moved. Dzengo is said to have sweated profusely before collapsing at a popular Mombasa social joint. Those present had to administer First Aid, even loosening his belt.
A new procurement manager has been appointed to replace Dzengo alias AD.
Dzengo was linked to Sh40 billion Kipevu Oil Terminal tender scandal. He was sacked for circumventing procurement processes. Part of the sack letter by acting managing director Rashid Salim to Dzengo reads: “The offences you committed amounts to gross misconduct”.
Dzengo was at one time tender opening and evaluation committee secretary.
Weekly Citizen has further established that demoted head of container terminal Edward Opiyo is not himself and blames the acting MD of witchhunt, targeting noncoastals. Opiyo was demoted to principal officer within the same department and moved to Lamu.
Former KPA head of liaison markets, Anthony Nyamancha based in Kampala was not spared and is now said to be updating his CV to look for another opportunity.
Nyamancha was at one time head of procurement before he was sent to Kampala in May last year, following the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission investigations into the Kipevu Oil Terminal tendering issues. He was moved to Kampala by then MD Daniel Manduku now himself sacked.
Alfred Masha the then authority’s acting general manager for infrastructure development was sent on early retirement by Salim on matters relating to lack of “disciplinary mitigation” by the management.
More than 35 staff were redeployed from other departments to the human resource and civil engineering departments in the shake up.
Ali Masemo, a senior accountant known to cut deals was moved civil engineering department to human resource. Masemo is said to have protection of a senior KPA official and is fighting to go back to his former station.
Weekly Citizen has information that a senior procurement officer Ali Mwinjaka is a worried man and has of late gone slow after he was given a warning letter over his involvement in “questionable” procurement processes.
Mwinjika is said to have fronted for companies associated with his lover to land lucrative tenders at the port running into millions of shillings.
Those sacked were ordered to surrender all KPA property in their possession to the management within 72 hours on receipt of the letters dated October 6. “If you are in occupation of KPA house, you are supposed to vacate within 72 hours,” the letter says.
However, the eviction orders have been suspended and allowed them to vacate by January 2 2021. At Inland Container Depot in Nairobi, a number of