KCAA appoints interim Director General, Nicholas Bodo

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has appointed Nicholas Bodo as the Director-General in an interim capacity

Nicholas Bodo is currently the Director of Air Services at the Ministry of Transport.

He takes over the role, pending the hearing of a petition challenging the appointment of Emile Nguza Arao.

Arao has been accused of abuse of office and financial misappropriation.

Last month, Transport CS James Macharia appointed Arao for a period of three years, taking over from Mr Gilbert Kibe, who exits the Authority after serving for a three-year term.

Arao formerly headed the East African Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (EAC-Cassoa).

He has been accused of incompetence and misuse of finances at Cassoa after the East African Legislative Assembly, in an audit report, recommended he be personally held accountable.

He is also accused of presiding over both questionable and excessive administrative and consultancy expenses, payments of staff education allowances, travel costs, and issues of improper running of the body.

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