Investigations Into Fresh Kenya Airports Authority Multi-Million Scam To Kick Off

  • A special board meeting is set to be held today, Monday to probe into a fresh multi-million scam that has rocked the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA).

    In the scam it is alleged that KAA has been leasing five buses at a cost of Sh10 million each month to transport passengers within the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

    President Uhuru Kenyatta while officially opening Terminal 2 at JKIA on Friday, termed the contract exaggerated and ordered the arrest and prosecution of Kenya Airports Authority officials involved in the bus scam.

    In a report on The Nation, sources seeking anonymity claim that the leasing arrangement was preferred to buying since the latter was deemed too expensive, with the cost of one bus put at almost Sh50 million which included charges for running the bus, insurance and servicing it.

    The sources further allege that the cost of leasing the buses was supposed to be borne by the airlines using the bus service, but if the airports authority has been offering it as a free service-which was not the initial idea- then the airports authority has been incurring the cost.

    Kenyatta who seemed agitated by the matter said he could provide National Youth Service buses to do the same job at a cost of Sh100,000 a month.

    An inside source has disclosed that Relief & Mission Logistics Limited which has been receiving the money is linked to senior officials at KAA, but was registered using proxies to execute the now controversial project The Star reports.

    The meeting is likely to have several senior managers sent on leave or retired for investigations be carried out.

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