NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 21- APA Insurance has settled a claim for Micro-City Computers, the company contracted to put up CCTV cameras at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at a sum of Sh19.9 million.
This is part of the compensation for the company’s loss following the August 7, JKIA fire which destroyed the International arrivals lounge at the facility.
Speaking during the handing over of the cheque, APA Director, S.M Shah said the company had assessed the damages at the airport and is satisfied with the compensation plan.
“We have taken the risk and ensured our client has been compensated promptly so that they can complete their job. The damage assessment was done in a month’s time and we have finalised the claim within a period of 45 days,” said Shah.
Micro-City computers had been awarded a Sh200 million contract in February this year, by Kenya Airports Authority to fix 271 specialized CCTV cameras at the airport. The project was 75 percent complete before the August tragedy occurred, prompting the company to claim for damages from its insurer.
Micro-City computers CEO Paul Okolo said the company has already ordered for more CCTV cameras to complete the project.
“It was so sad after the fire razed down part of the airport as we were almost completing the project. We are however very happy with the way the compensation process has gone through our brokers and APA. The payment is good and we are ready to embark on our job,” said Okolo.
The company is expecting to complete fixing the cameras by December before handing over the project to KAA. This comes a month after investigations concluded that the JKIA fire was caused by an electrical fault.
APA who are also the insurers of the building, are in the process of finalizing the claim for KAA and will be making recommended interim settlement in the next few days.