The Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) managing director Philip Mainga’s term was quietly extended by the board and there are rampant claims that he bribed his ways.
This is despite massive revelations of his poor leadership styles and shoddy deals that has in recent days placed the cooperation on it knees according to insiders.
More so Mainga despite being the Azimio la Umoja’s Presidential candidate Raila Odinga in the last year’s elections, he oversaw some dubious SGR deals that President William Ruto has vowed to review.
Due to this a Lobby group has vowed to reach out to President William Ruto to compel him pull the director out of office.
” The Managing director does not listen to us, he is a Dictator and he is the law, we as employees are not happy , we feel like he is not competent,” an employee told our mole.
We do understand that the lobby group after collecting evidence will be writing to EACC and to the President as nd at the same time it is considering moving to court to remove him from office.
We are not mentioning the group for fear of interfearance .
This comes barely after The Board of Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) quietly extended the term of managing director Philip Mainga, handing him a second three-year term before the end of the Jubilee administration.
The extension will see Mr Mainga serve at the state corporation currently charged with effective management of the standard gauge railways (SGR) trains among other functions until 2026.
Mr Mainga took over the job substantively in January 2020.
Before then, he was the acting boss at the state corporation after the suspension of the former boss Atanas Maina in August 2018 on corruption allegations.
“The board of Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) extended his term by three more years,” a top source who sits on the board told the Business Daily in confidence.
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 has 19 years of experience with expertise in a wide range of fields including corporate planning, project management and business management.
He holds a master’s degree in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi, a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Mysore and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Mysore.
His term has been extended by the board at a time the corporation has been working tirelessly to enhance services on the Madaraka Express train that ferries passengers between Nairobi and the coastal town of Mombasa.
The corporation has also been aggressively extending the railway network across the country and introducing new commuter train services that ply routes such as Nairobi-Nanyuki and Nairobi-Kisumu.
Some of the big projects lined up for his supervision will include the extended standard gauge railway that the state plans to build from Mai Mahiu to Malaba.
The five-year plan will see the multi-billion railway line pass through Narok, Bomet, Nyamira, Kisumu and Malaba.
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The government is keen to revamp railways lines across the country, as their use is cheaper and safer in the transportation of goods.
Transport Cabinet secretary Kipchumba Murkomen said last month that there is a need for a modern railway to be moved from a ‘forest’ to connect the busy Nakuru city.
“There is no need for the railway to be taken to the bush. We will take it to the city of Nakuru, Eldoret and then to Kisumu and thereafter connect it to Uganda,” he said then.