Wednesday March 6, 2019 – Embakasi East MP, Babu Owino, has threatened to lead daily protests against Kenya Airways’ planned takeover of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) unless the plan is halted.
The takeover is linked to President Uhuru Kenyatta and his family through Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) which will finance the takeover.
Speaking at JKIA after Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) workers went on strike on Wednesday, the lawmaker said that the planned takeover deal is “fraudulent and ill-timed”.
“I am a member of the Public Investment Committee and we called the CEO of the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) Johny Andersen to explain this takeover. This is a fraudulent takeover.”
“We shouldn’t allow as Kenyans. As a member of parliament I am in support of workers demonstrating, striking for their rights. This is an opportunity for the workers to ensure that the Jomo Kenyatta international Airport is not taken over,” Owino said.
However, Transport Cabinet Secretary, James Macharia, has assured travellers that the situation is under control.
He also said that the workers defied an agreement with the Ministry.
The workers have, however, insisted that they will only resume work after their plight is addressed.
The Kenyan DAILY POST