Mombasa, KENYA: A Nairobi based activist Okiya Omtatah has moved to court to challenge the sacking of Kenya Ports Authority MD Catherine Mturi.
In his petition filed at the Mombasa labour court on Tuesday, Omtatah seeks the court to nullify the sacking of Ms. Mturi on grounds that she was not fairly heard.
He wants the court to issue an interim order suspending the decision made on 30th May 2018, at a special board meeting chaired by Micheal Maina to sack Ms. Mturi and replace her with Dr.Daniel Manduku.
Omtatah said the board meeting lacked quorum and wants the court to dismiss decision reached by the board.
The board appointed Dr. Daniel Manduki as an interim managing director.
It’s alleged that Ms. Mturi was sent on a compulsory leave for failing to implement the government’s directive on Movement of containers to the Inland container depot Nairobi.
Judge James Rika will rule on the matter on Thursday 7th June.