NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 26 – FlexiAir, a local helicopter charter, has given two prominent politicians five days to settle a Sh 6.4 million debt incurred in 2016 or risk legal action.
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Kirinyaga Woman Representative Purity Ngirici, according city lawyer Donald Kipkorir, owe the firm linked to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s family Sh2.5 million and Sh3.9 million respectively.
Joho is said to have hired a FlexiAir helicopter on numerous occasions between October 7 and 17, 2016, at the cost of Sh4.4 million out of which sum Sh2.5 million remains unpaid.
Ngirici’s debt is understood to have been incurred between May 8 and August 17, 2016 when she leased a FlexiAir helicopter for use on numerous occasions, at a cost of Sh5.9 million.
The outspoken lawmaker did not follow up on a commitment to settle an outstanding sum of Sh3.9 million.
“Note that if the said sums are not paid as demanded aforesaid, we have instructions to file at your risk as to incurred costs and incidentals thereto,” Kipkorir warned on Thursday in a debt recovery letter addressed to Ngirici.
FlexiAir boasts of a fleet on mainly Eurocopter AS 350 B3 helicopters and fixed-wing Grand Caravan C208B planes.