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APA pays out JKIA fire compensation

Three months after fire gutted Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, an insurer has started compensating clients.

APA insurance has paid Micro-City Computers, a Mombasa-based company contracted to put up CCTV cameras at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, a sum of Sh19.9 million after assessing damages caused at the international arrivals terminal.

“We have taken the risk and ensured our client has been compensated promptly so that they can complete their job. The damage assessment was done in a month’s time and we finalised the claim within a period of 45 days,” said APA’s Mombasa branch director SM Shah.

Micro-City’s brokers, AUM insurance Brokers, had placed the business with the insurer.

They had been awarded a Sh200 million contract in February by Kenya Airports Authority to fix 271 specialised CCTV cameras at the airport.

The project was 75 percent complete before the August tragedy.

“It was so sad after the fire razed down part of the airport as we were almost completing the project. We are however very happy with the way the compensation process has gone. The payment is good and we are ready to embark on our job,” said the firm’s chief executive Paul Okolo.