• Until this appointment, Captain Ruto was the General Manager of the Kisumu Port.
Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen has appointed Captain William Ruto as the new Kenya Ports Authority managing director.
Captain Ruto will serve in his new capacity for the next three years.
"The Cabinet Secretary for Roads and Transport appoints Capt. William K Ruto to be the Managing Director of the Kenya Ports Authority, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from the 10th March, 2023," a gazette notice reads.
The position of MD at KPA has been vacant for the last 3 years.
Capt. Ruto is a seasoned mariner having started his career in 1991 at KPA as a Cadet Marine Deck Officer before rising through the ranks to be a General Manager, Operations and later a Harbour Master.
Until this appointment, he was the General Manager of the Kisumu Port.
"It is my belief that his wealth of experience spanning 32 years will be instrumental in ensuring the Authority delivers on its mandate to the people of Kenya and continues to contribute towards the growth of the Kenyan economy," CS Murkomen said.
"I congratulate the new Managing Director and assure him of the Government’s support in the management of the Kenya Ports Authority."
Capt. William Ruto holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Strategic Management option from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
He is also an associate fellow of the Nautical Institute (AF-NI) and a member of the International Harbour Master’s Association (UK), and has attained the highest qualification as a Ship Captain (Class 1 Master Mariner) from South Tyneside Marine College, UK.