France to supply airport security equipment to Kenya


A contract worth nearly 10 billion Kenya shillings appears to have been signed for the supply of security and other operational equipment for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The implementation will reportedly be done through the majority state-owned Aeroports de Paris and financed through the French development agency, often used to channel bilateral agreements and technical support by the French government for major sensitive export deals.

Interestingly enough, the present expansion work at JKIA is being done by a Chinese construction firm. When the installation of the equipment commences, the French will undoubtedly pull out all the stops to prevent snooping at an early stage in order to halt any chance of undesirable technology transfers.