Dock workers’ chief re-elected

Dock Workers Union secretary general Simon Sang enjoys Mursik milk served in a guard after being declared the winner in union's elections on April 13, 2016 Mr Sang got 2,701 votes against his closest rival Bakari Omar Bwetta who garnered 365 votes. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • A former manager of the Kenya Ports Authority, Mr Abdalla Randani, who analysts had predicted would give Mr Sang a stiff competition, came a distant third with 280 votes, while a trustee of the port’s pension scheme, Mr Katana Wara got 78 votes.
  • Mr Sang said strikes at the port had become too common in the last six years, and that it was time to change tack. But he asked management to avoid provoking workers to strike.

Dock Workers Union Secretary General Simon Sang yesterday won an emphatic re-election and immediately promised to fight for increased efficiency at Mombasa Port, East Africa’s busiest.

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