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National Assembly now wants Kenya Airways nationalised - 1 months ago, 18 June 22:05

Faizal Ahmed

The National Assembly’s Transport Committee has shot down the proposed take over of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by national carrier Kenya Airways and in its place recommended that the airline be nationalized.

The committee, in the report, noted that taking into account KQ’s financial health, the government and the people of Kenya stand to lose the most if the status quo remains.

The National Assembly hence wants the Government to take full ownership of KQ if the fortunes of the national carrier are to be turned around, adding that KQ is in no way able to handle the running and management of JKIA.

The House also suggests the establishment of an aviation holding company with four wholly owned subsidiaries namely; (1.) JKIA Company Incorporated to manage JKIA, (2.) Kenya Airports Authority, (3.) KQ as the national carrier and (4) a Centralised Aviation Services College.

While, the resources of the aviation holding company and any ...
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