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Kenya house committee opposes Kenya Airways' takeover of main airport

The Kenyan parliament’s transport committee has opposed a proposed takeover of the running of Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) by struggling carrier Kenya Airways, a lawmaker told Reuters on Tuesday.

The cabinet backed a plan last year to hand over management of the profitable airport, the largest in the country, to the loss-making national carrier.

The transport committee had instead proposed that the carrier should be exempt from paying taxes to allow it to recover, said the member of parliament who did not wish to be named.

Source: reuters