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Government defends planned KQ-KAA merger, strategy to enhance competitiveness

30th September, 2020

The Ministry of Transport says Kenya Airways and Kenya Airports Authority will continue to operate as independent entities even as the government moves to consolidate assets of the two institutions to ensure competitiveness of the loss making national carrier.  The chief administrative secretary for transport Christopher Obure says the taxpayer stands to lose billions of shillings to KQ lenders through a ksh.75 billion Government sovereign bond should the national carrier collapse.