Kimaiyo chased like a stray dog and fired, former military chief Karangi in as new KAA chief

Former Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo

President Uhuru Kenyatta has today, Friday, June 24, revoked the appointment of David Kimaiyo as the chairman of the Kenya Airports Authority and fired him like a stray dog.

He has been replaced by former military chief Julius Karangi.

Karangi retired as military chief in May 2015 but his term is set to officially end in July 2016. In the remaining weeks, he continues to hand over power to his successor, General Samson Mwathethe.

Karangi has served in the Kenyan military for 42 years.

Retired military chief Julius Karangi with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto

According to the Daily Nation, it is not yet clear why Kimaiyo was replaced considering he has only been in office for more than a year and half since his December 2014 call to duty.

He was appointed at a time when a number of KAA officials were facing a number of investigations involving dubious acquirement of airport assets, fraud and illegal tendering.

Kimaiyo is the immediate former Inspector General of Police. He resigned in the same month of his appointment to the KAA post.

It was Uhuru himself who announced Kimaiyo’s decision who had been under fire for the weak national security at the time.

His appointment to KAA was part of a shake up of leadership at the helm of parastatals in the country.

It was at this time that a wave of terrorism on Kenyan soil by the al- Shabaab militant group saw a large number of Kenyan lives lost.

Of note were attacks in Mandera and Wajir counties that left at least 39 people dead.





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