In Summary
  • The appointment brings to an end uncertainty and a delay to name the managing director after the suspension of Mr Atanas Maina in August 2018 on corruption allegations.

Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has appointed Philip Jamuhuri Mainga as the new Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) managing director amid a management shake-up to deliver new projects.

The appointment brings to an end uncertainty and a delay to name the managing director after the suspension of Mr Atanas Maina in August 2018 on corruption allegations.

“The Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure James Macharia has appointed Mr Philip J. Mainga for a term of three years. Let us purpose to support in this role,” said KRC board chairman Maj General (Rtd) Pastor Awita in a message to the Nation.

Mr Mainga was the business research and general manager at KRC before he took up the position of managing director in an acting capacity in 2018.

He is taking up the job at a time the corporation is working to revamp old railway lines across the country to enable the network deliver goods ferried by the standard gauge railway. The government had last year earmarked Sh21 billion for the project.

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