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Murimi Mutiga @murimimutiga
Leadership wrangles within the Kenya International Freight in addition to Warehousing Association (Kifwa) have escalated after ousted national officials fired executive officers in an attempt to take over the organisation.
Led by national secretary Ahmed Shimbwa, the officials also said they have ejected William Ojonyo coming from office. Ojonyo has been running affairs of the association for almost a year.
This particular can be after a court ruling on November 21, last year, which dismissed civil suit no. 7375 of 2017 that will had been filed against the national officials by Keynote Logistics Limited in addition to 221 various other members of the association. However, Ojonyo has told off the officials, saying he can be the bona fide chairman of the association.
Ojonyo said Kifwa will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on or before March 31, in addition to therefore asked a splinter group led by national chairman Auni Bhaiji to prepare for elections.
“They cannot be the victim in addition to also interpret the law for themselves, for at This particular point I am the chairman,” he said. In a notice issued on Tuesday, Shimbwa said two executive officers, Wycliff Wanda in addition to Dennis Ombok of Nairobi in addition to Mombasa branches have also been sacked.
“Therefore we take This particular opportunity to reiterate that will Ojonyo has no moral authority to speak on behalf of the association or its members, in addition to views expressed by him are his own in addition to not those of the association or its members,” he said. However, Ojonyo laughed off the move, saying the ousted officials do not have such powers to sack employees of Kifwa.
“They should not purport to sack anyone because they do not have such mandate,” he added. within the notice, Shimbwa has also asked paid-up clearing in addition to forwarding firms whose customs agent licences for 2017 have not been renewed by the Kenya Revenue Authority to lodge their documents for submission to the taxman.
He said Kifwa will carry out national in addition to branch elections soon after books of accounts For two main years are ready for presentation at an Annual General Meeting. “The national officials reaffirm their commitment to uphold the constitution of the association in addition to assure members they have no intention of remaining within the office indefinitely,” said Shimbwa.
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Kifwa’s leadership wrangles escalate, puts future at risk