Here’s What You Need To Know About Captain William Ruto, New KPA Boss

Captain William Ruto
Captain William Ruto. [Photo/ KPA]

The government has appointed Captain William Ruto has been appointed as the new Managing Director at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA).

The position of Managing Director at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has been vacant for the last 3 years.

“During this period, to ensure the continuity of KPA’s businesses, the Board made several appointments to the position in an Acting capacity. Notably, there have been many unsuccessful attempts by the KPA Board of Directors to competitively fill this position,” said Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen.

“After a rigorous and intensive recruitment process, the Board of Directors has this morning submitted a report and recommendation to my office for the appointment of Captain William Kipkemboi Ruto, having attained the highest aggregate score from the interview process.”

“Pursuant to and in accordance with the powers conferred to me under Section 5 (1) of the Kenya Ports Authority, Cap 391, and further in consultation with the Board of Directors, I have this morning appointed Captain William Kipkemboi Ruto as the Managing Director of the Kenya Ports Authority for a period of three years effective immediately.”

Captain William Ruto holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Strategic Management option from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

He is an associate fellow of the Nautical Institute (AF-NI) and a member of the International Harbour Master’s Association (UK), and has attained the highest qualification as a Ship Captain (Class 1 Master Mariner) from South Tyneside Marine College, UK.

Captain Ruto is a seasoned mariner having started his career in 1991 at KPA as a Cadet Marine Deck Officer before rising through the ranks to be a General Manager, Operations and later a Harbour Master.

Until this appointment, he was the General Manager of the Kisumu Port.

“It is my belief that his wealth of experience spanning 32 years will be instrumental in ensuring the Authority delivers on its mandate to the people of Kenya and continues to contribute towards the growth of the Kenyan economy. I congratulate the new Managing Director and assure him of the Government’s support in the management of the Kenya Ports Authority,” Murkomen added.

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