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East Africa Stakeholders Dinner September 2017
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2017
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers East Africa Branch hosted
the stakeholders for a dinner at the Mombasa Club on
From Left , Mr. Gichoyi ( Protection and Indemnity Kenya
Limited ) , Mr. Nirjhar Bhaduri ( General manager Sharaf Shipping
Kenya Limited) , Mr. Opalo ( Express Shipping and Logistics East
Africa Ltd ), Mr. Albert Karisa ( Branch Education and Training
Committee chairman ) and Mr. Oscar Musumba ( Branch Events and
Publicity Committee chairman) following speeches from the speakers
during the dinner event.
From Left Front row Mr. Opalo - Express shipping Line, Mr.
Soita - Board member Kenya Chamber of Commerce , Ms. Sara
Wambugu - ICS Executive Committee member / KPA staff) , Ms.
Mwanaulu Ali - Ken trade , Mr. Robert Watene - Chairman ICS East
Africa Branch / KPA Staff).
Back row from left Mr. Ongiri - Wec Line , Mr. Juma - KMA ,
Mr. Gichoi - Protection and Indemnity Kenya Limited , Mr. Awindah -
ICS East Arica Education and Training Officer , Mr. Sande - Freight
Forwarders Kenya Limited Claims Officer, Mr. Oscar - ICS Events and
Publicity Committee Chair / Signon CFS Staff , Mr. Elijah - ICS
East Africa Branch Secretary / PILL Staff , Ms. Rony Ali - KPA ,
Mammu Jamal - Bandari College , Mr. Albert Karisa - ICS East Africa
Education and Training Committee Chairman ,Mr. Leonard - Kenya
Institute of Management Mombasa Branch Manager and Mr. Paul - ICS
East Africa Branch Finance Officer.
From Left - Ms. Roney Ali and Mammuu Jamal both from Bandari
College keeping attention during the speeches.
Mr. Robert Watene from KPA and ICS East Africa Branch
Chairman giving his speech during the stake holders' dinner at the
Mombasa sports club.
Among the stakeholders in attendance there were:
The branch organised the dinner with the aim to acknowledge the
crucial role the stakeholders' play in supporting the professional
training offered by the Institute.
The Branch explained to the stakeholders how the Institute had
played a role in supporting the local shipping industry advocating
professionalism in commercial shipping.
The chairman called on, all the industry players to go an extra
mile and sponsor their employees to pursue the Institute
He did emphasise that, shipping is dynamic in the sense that
every year there are new developments unfolding and it is therefore
prudent for stakeholders to keep up with the latest
As example the Chairman mentioned the recent change to the
government directive according to which all import cargo will have
to be insured locally. This is a shift in the tradition whereby
goods were imported on CIF terms but had to be on FOB terms. As
industry players; he noted that, it is prudent to keep abreast with
the latest developments in the industry. The chairman advised the
stakeholders to enrol their staff on Institute programs and also
encourage them to attend seminars and workshops conducted by the
Institute local branch.
Several key guest speakers among from KPA and KMA thanked the
East Africa Branch for partnering with them and promised to sponsor
their employees to enrol on Institute programs. Later on, the
dinner provided the opportunity for everyone to network.
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