NAIROBI, Kenya, May 16 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed Kenya Airports Authority Chairman David Kimaiyo to deal with corruption issues at KAA.
The president was particularly concerned about the five buses used to ferry passengers at the airport that are leased at Sh10 million a month.
The president directed Kimaiyo to investigate the matter.
“You would rather come to me I give you NYS buses at 100,000 shillings a month. This matter must be investigated and culprits taken to court,” The president said and urged civil servants to use public resources to ensure Kenyans receive quality services.
He was speaking during the opening of Jomo Kenyatta international Airport’s (JKIA) Terminal 2 that has capacity to handle 2.5 million passengers annually.
He said the new terminal will aid in attracting tourists and investments into the country
The terminal brings JKIA’s capacity to 7.5 million passengers annually, compared to the estimated 6.5 million passengers who go through the airport annually.
On his part, Kimaiyo says KAA will use Sh29 billion in upgrading all airports in the country that includes Mombasa International and Isiolo airports among others.
The upgrade will involve ground lighting, power supply and hotels among others.
He says other works in progress include building of Terminal 3 with an annual handling capacity of 20 million passengers which its first phase will be completed in 2018.
Terminal 2 will significantly ease congestion at JKIA and deliver a better experience to passengers travelling through the airport.
Fly 540, Sax, Jubba and African Air Express are some of the airlines that have been operating from the new station.
The terminal was procured, shipped and installed at a cost of Sh1.7 billion. It will cater for both international arrivals and departures.
Terminal 1A that is dedicated to the exclusive use of national carrier Kenya Airways and its partners began operations last year.