Procurement body speaks out on airport tender

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When the matter came up in Parliament on Thursday, Transport minister Amos Kimunya was at pains explaining to agitated MPs why he acted against the advice of the AG, the Cabinet and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission on the tender to expand the airport.

What you need to know:

  • At a press conference to which Sunday Nation was not invited despite having broken the story, the authority attempted to justify Mr Kimunya’s decision to cancel the tender, claiming that it had been awarded behind its back.
  • When the matter came up in Parliament on Thursday, the minister was at pains explaining to agitated MPs why he acted against the advice of the AG, the Cabinet and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission on the tender to expand the airport.
  • The latest development comes only two days after National Assembly Speaker Kenneth Marende directed three parliamentary committees – Budget, Transport and Trade and Finance – to investigate the cancellation of the tender by Mr Kimunya

The Public Procurement Oversight Authority wants the Kenya Airports Authority to proceed with the Sh56 billion tender to expand the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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