The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has began investigating the previous management of Kenya Airways (KQ) by making a formal request to KQ’s management on Monday.
The management of KQ says it welcomes the investigations which is focused on the procurement of services for the maintenance repair and overhaul of aircraft engines at the national carrier.
KQ which hires third party firms to carry out maintenance said they are engaging with the DCI team to provide necessary support and information.
“This is part of our overall strategy to ensure transparency and integrity in all our procurement processes and operations,” Kenya Airways corporate communications said in a notice.
While it is not clear which firms and individuals are being targeted under the probe, last week, reports emerged that former KQ chief executive officer (CEO) Titus Naikuni was also under probe over Sh100 billion lost between 2003 and 2014.
Member of procurement and tender committee are also being investigated between the Financial years 2017 -2018 and 2018 – 2019 by detectives.
According to the DCI letter, the probe will review everything from procurement and budget plans, tender advertisement/request for proposal, list of pre-qualified suppliers and tender documents for potential bidders.
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