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Clearing firm seeks jail for KPA boss

Daniel Manduku
Acting KPA managing director Daniel Manduku. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

A clearing and forwarding company that has sued Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) seeking Sh80.7 million compensation for loss of business wants the authority’s managing director jailed for disobeying court orders.

Masai Investments Ltd wants KPA, through its MD or any other person acting in the position, cited for contempt and an order attaching the Authority’s property.

Through lawyer Leonard Shimaka, the company argues the orders were issued in the presence of KPA advocates and had been served at their offices.

The High Court issued orders directing KPA to look into claims against it by Masai, failure to which the orders being sought would stand granted.

“In the public interest, I allow KPA a period of 15 days to make good the plaintiff’s claim, failure to which the prayers sought by the plaintiff will stand granted,” said Justice Dora Chepkwony.

The clearing and forwarding company wants the heads of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Port police station, to ensure compliance with the contempt of court orders it is seeking.

“The respondent through its managing director or any person acting as such has gone further to deliberately and continuously violate the order by not paying the money or making good of the applicant’s claim,” the company states in its application.

KPA had also filed an application seeking to have the orders issued against it by Justice Chepkwony set aside.

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