Government to hire chopper, fixed-wing aircraft for Ruto

The chopper used by Deputy President William Ruto when he visited Busia governor Sospeter Ojaamong on July 20, 2018. /MAURICE ALAL
The chopper used by Deputy President William Ruto when he visited Busia governor Sospeter Ojaamong on July 20, 2018. /MAURICE ALAL

The government is seeking to hire a helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft for Deputy President William Ruto.

In a tender invitation in the local dailies, interested service providers

may obtain tender documents from Harambee House Annex 1st Floor

in person or against

a written

application.

“A non-refundable

fee of Sh1,000 is to be paid in cash before

4 pm

on normal working

days or in

banker's

cheque payable to the Principal Administrative Secretary in the Office

of the Deputy President,”

reads the advertisement.

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The advert

also outlined the criteria to be used for one to be prequalified.

They must have Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from KCAA.

The service provider must also have a bank statement indicating sound financial standing and adequate access to bank credit line.

“The bid security of sh 500,000 which must be from an established bank or approved insurance company shall be valid for 150 days from tender opening date,” the advert states.

The deadline for obtaining the tender documents is October 23, 2018, at 10 am.

DP Ruto has previously been on the spot with a section of the press claiming he owns a fleet of helicopters and choppers.

He has, however, refuted these reports, even once claiming that the chopper he frequently uses belongs to Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.

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