The government has leased 45 cars at a cost of Sh630 million from Peugeot Kenya to boost surveillance capabilities.
“The cars which include 40 station wagons and five ambulances were leased to the National Transport and Safety Authority,” Director general Francis Meja told local media via phone on Monday.
Meja said the cars will help in carrying out its mandate of controlling matatu behaviours on the road adding “it will aid in patrolling and traffic rules enforcement”.
“We are very happy that the government has decided to lease the cars to the authority. This is a major boost to the transport sector,” he said.
HOWEVER Billionaire businessman Jacob Juma has raised a corruption alert in the deal saying the lease agreement bears features of aa corrupt just like that in NYS, Youth Fund and sex toys in Devolution docket. He noted the price per car is highly inflated at sh 14million.
“Fellow Kenyans, our country is currently under serious crises that have pushed it to the brink of collapse. Kenya is engulfed in acute corruption, impunity, lack of law and order, tribalism, nepotism, economic hardships etc caused by dictatorial leadership. One of the pillars of a dictatorship is the constant allocation of blame for own blunders to those who are the biggest threat to the dictatorship.
How can NTSA lease 45 saloon cars for Ksh630 million? Meaning, each saloon car is leased for Ksh14 million per year? Corruption disaster in Kenya is at unprecedented and abnormal levels.
How do we STOP corruption in this country? I feel like giving up now. How can a whole country be this corrupt? My heart bleeds everyday. When shall Kenyans stop blatant theft of public resources? Whoever brainwashed this regime, its leadership will flop for the same old reason: the rotten and bandit economy”. – Billionare Jacob Juma posted on his Facebook Page