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Sunday, April 27, 2008

KAA needs to be privatized

I don't want to sound like an apologist for Kenya Airways but the Kenya Airports Authority has not helped KQ's cause.

Corruption and poor management at KAA has led to a roof collapsing at Mombasa Airport. Last year the runway lights were not working leading to flight delays and cancellation of night flights.

KAA has not repaired or replaced the underground cables for months. They rigged up a jua-kali system which was bound to fail.

KAA needs to be privatized. Immediately!

KQ is not off the hook either. Though larger and better run than most African airlines, it remains a poor competitor to the Middle Eastern and European carriers.

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