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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

KQ protests allocation of Embakasi airport

KQ protests the corruption & ineptness of KAA (& muhoho-ho-ho) in the matter of the allocation of the Embakasi airport to OnejetOne.

I highlighted the corruption & ineptness of the KAA earlier.

Naikuni of KQ told NTV that the 'expansion' at the airport is 4 years behind schedule. KQ's aircraft are parked all over since JKIA's parking aprons are not ready for use.

Poor KQ. They have been trying to get KAA to expand JKIA since 2002 when they expected a huge jump in passenger numbers!

According to NTV, KQ spends almost KShs 100,000,000 a month at the Panari Hotel - the only hotel that by-passes the traffic prone Uhuru Highway - to accommodate passengers whose flights have been cancelled or delayed.

BTW... I have a gut feeling that muhoho-ho-ho (& family/cronies) either took a cash bribe or an ownership/profit stake from the developers of the hotel-retail complex being developed at JKIA.

8 comments:

Rafiki said...

100 million per month??? That is like 3.3 million per day? At 10K per room, that would mean 330 rooms every day? How many rooms are there at Panari?

Rafiki said...

There are only 136 rooms at Panari.

coldtusker said...

Rafiki - Per NTV. Check youtube if they have the clip posted.

BTW, I figure the First Class & Business Class passengers might get better (more expensive) rooms. Naikuni claims that almost all the bookings at Panari are from KQ...

Perhaps the Kes 100mn might be all the hotels including abroad? And includes costs of transport, etc.

Wow... I just posted the blog! Didn't expect a response so fast!

jke said...

At least there's a use for Panari. Muhoho is still around?

coldtusker said...

jke: Panari si convenient for those who have business in Industrial Area. Also makes sense for airline travellers.

As for muhoho-ho-ho... In Kenya, government jobs go to the inept & corrupt...

Kim said...

It is in Kenya that we don't care who elect as leaders. We get corrupt and selfish leaders who in turn appoint one of their kind.

MainaT said...

I just saw the video at NTV. its a classic corruption piece and I'm fairly sure muho-ho is smiling broadly from his 10% cut. Where has that mf flown before?
I bet you that this airline won't last one yr?

coldtusker said...

MainaT: The problem is that (ordinary) Kenyans will be scammed of billions if the project is allowed to go forward.

And KQ can't expand its fleet. Where do you park the extra aircraft? Or process the passengers?