Latest reports indicate that the Kenya Air Force wing of the military is at advanced stage to take over the management of State-owned aircrafts.
According to a local daily The Standard, the plan is awaiting President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Executive Order to effect the changes once the plans are completed.
This therefore means that all planes owned by the Kenya Police, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Kenya Forest Service (KFS), KenGen, Kenya Power, Ketraco and other State agencies will be managed by personnel from Kenya Air Force.
The local daily further reports that on Tuesday, Kenya Air Force Commander Major General Francis Ogolla and Inspector General of Police Hilary Mutyambai held a meeting to make final plans for the announcement at National Police Service (NPS) air wing based at the Wilson Airport, Nairobi.
A source who spoke to the paper said: “They are now awaiting the Executive Order to effect these planned changes. The military will run our fleet,”
The plan to have the planes transferred will see the helicopters and fixed wing aircrafts rebranded and under the command of Kenya Air Force for accountability.