Speaking during the official opening of the Mombasa ASK show on Thursday, November 3, the second in command said there were plans by the previous regime to privatize the port of Mombasa.
“Towards the tail end of the previous government (President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration), there were plans to take away the port of Mombasa,” said Gachagua.
The former Mathira MP however thanked the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) board of directors for not giving in to the demands by “Lords of impunity of who was trying to steal the port of Mombasa through state capture and conflict of interest.”
“We thank the KPA board for their patriotism for refusing to allow the stealing of the port of Mombasa,” he said.
The Deputy President however revealed that President William Ruto has ordered the new regime to fully audit the port of Mombasa to know what else was mishandled or illegally possessed.
“Ruto has already directed the new CS Kipchumba Murkomen to audit the port facilities and establish what else has been stolen by the lords of impunity, state capture, and conflict of interest with a view of restoring the port to the people of Kenya,” the DP said.
In his latest media interview, Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen claimed that his docket was the captain of the ‘state capture.’
The former Elgeyo Marakwet Senator said that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government was over-ambitious, committing too many new projects and that there was a contract signed at the port of Mombasa whose content is yet to be made public.
“I’m shocked because in my ministry is where the state capture was living. Just discovered there was a contract signed at the port of Mombasa,” the CS said.