Kenya Aviation Workers Union accuse KQ bosses of wastage


Kenya Aviation Workers Union accuse KQ bosses of wastage

In Summary

  • The union last week issued a strike notice effective Wednesday morning to protest planned concession of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
  • Meanwhile Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia in a statement to newsrooms has clarified that KQ owns 20 of the 40 aircrafts under its wings.

Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU) is accusing national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) management of financial wastage.

Through KAWU Secretary General Moss Ndiema, the union claims the airline continues to pay hefty salaries to senior managers and consultants.

The union further said that the payments made by the national carrier were a sign that its management was averse to financial prudency.

According to documents seen by Citizen Digital , the airline early last year was invoiced by two Polish based companies for Ksh.10 million and Ksh.8.2 million respectively, funds the union insist were not in the interest of the airline.

“…I am challenging KQ CEO Sebastian Mikosz and Kenya Airways to go to court and dispute these findings , they will never do it because they know it is true,” said Ndiema.

The union further alleged that the airline’s management had in the previous year increased its salaries as well as keeping the seven polish consultants despite obvious financial challenges.

“These people are here to loot. Why duplicate services that are already being offered by Kenyans,” added Ndiema.

The union last week issued a strike notice effective Wednesday morning to protest planned concession of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Meanwhile Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia in a statement to newsrooms has clarified that KQ owns 20 of the 40 aircrafts under its wings.

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