Kenya: Airport Expansion Tender Sparks Heated Debate

KENYA Citizen TV
Publication Date:
16 August 2012
Kenya, Economy, Business and Finance, Legal and Judicial Affairs

House Speaker Kenneth Marende has ordered a probe into the 55 billion shillings tender for the construction of the fourth terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The Speaker made the directive after a cross section of members expressed dissatisfaction with Transport Minister Amos Kimunya's explanation as to why he unilaterally decided to cancel the tender that had been awarded by the Kenya Airports Authority Board to Chinese firm, Anhui Construction. Kimunya insisted that due process had not been followed in awarding the tender, but the MPs tabled documents showing that key government institutions, including the Attorney General's office and the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission had okayed the deal.