(KDRTV)-Kenyan govern is set to auction 101 planes parked in various airports over accumulated parking fees
KDRTV saw a gazette notice dated Friday, August 14, where Kenya Airport Authority (KAA) confessed intentions to auction the planes in a bid to reclaim accrued parking fees from the planes
In the notice, the airways authority also protested that the aircraft pose safety risks and issued their owners with 30-day-notice beginning August 14, to claim them or have them sold through public auction
Reports indicate that the planes are owned by tycoons, politicians, and airlines such as Silverstone and Fly 540
Other aircraft are owned by government agencies including Kenya Police, Moi University, and Somalia Airforce.
“Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act (Cap. 38) of the laws of Kenya, to the parties appearing on the Schedule herein below to take delivery of the aircrafts parked at various airport’s apron/airside areas or any unserviceable aircrafts parked in the airport movement area in absolute contravention of ICAO safety standards.
“Delivery must be done within thirty (30) days from the date of publication of this notice and upon payment of all outstanding charges and any incidental costs including the cost of publication of this notice, failure to which the said aircrafts will be sold by public auction,” read the notice in part.
KAA further indicated that that the gains of the sale would be defrayed against any incurred charges and the balance, if any, would be given to owners
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KDRTV understands that the stranded planes are found at the JKIA-17, Wilson Airport-64, Moi International Airport in Mombasa, and Lokichogio Airport.
The notice also indicated that some planes have been parked at the airport for more than 10 years