Kimunya to face House over airport tender halt

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Last week, Transport Minister Amos Kimunya told the Nation that he wanted the tender cancelled because Kenya Airways was not involved.

What you need to know:

  • The lengthy planning, master plan design and procurement process has cost the taxpayer an estimated Sh160 million and restarting the process may cost the same or more.
  • The tender was awarded to Anhui Construction company, a Chinese firm which wrote a letter of acceptance that was received at KAA on December 19.
  • It was not until January 10, that PS Njiru wrote, citing a directive from Mr Kimunya, ordering that the tender be cancelled.

Transport minister Amos Kimunya is expected to face Parliament on Thursday over the decision to cancel a Sh56 billion tender for a new airport.

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