Local airlines accuse oil marketers of arm-twisting to secure tenders - 3 months ago, 16 Nov 09:31
, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 16 – Top airlines in the country have called on the National Assembly Committee on Energy to dismiss a petition in which two leading oil marketers allege that there are unlicensed operators engaging in the supply of jet fuel.
The management teams of Kenya Airways, Safarilink and Fly540 told the Committee that the petition emanated from their decision not to award the petitioners business and said they will not be forced into doing business with them.
“The petitioner has approached Safarilink for business, and the he has also lost some business with KQ. Basically the petitioner wants our business, this is a red-herring where you are disparaging the other people who have ERC certification – except the two ERC dismissed – but everyone else we deal with is licensed by ERC,” Safarilink CEO Alexi Avedi stated.
KQ Chief Finance Officer Hellen Mwariri on her part explained that the genesis ...
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