NAS Airport services or NAS Servair, the company that does catering for Nairobi and other major Kenyan Airports is being accused of negligence in terms of garbage handling.
In the time of coronavirus (Covid-19), NAS has not updated its garbage handling practices to include incineration, a source at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport told Kenyanbulletin.com
NAS being an on-site airport catering facility that supplies over 30 International Airlines that fly into and out of the JKIA and Moi International Airport, Mombasa, should have been at the forefront of the fight against Coronavirus.
“The company is owned by a powerful political family in Kenya and we cannot do anything as at now to compel it to protect Kenyans from the spread of the virus”, as a source at the health ministry lamented.
Mombasa and Nairobi residents are particularly exposed from the recklessness of the company.
In last quarter if 2019, the firm was accused of forcing Standard Gauge Railways (SGR) passengers, who are mostly from poor backgrounds, to buy foods only from its ‘hotels’ inside the train. After complaints, the firm was thrown out and passengers were allowed to bring foods from outside.
“Following customer feedback on the notice prohibiting entry of beverages and foodstuff into the standard gauge railway (SGR) termini and stations, Kenya Railways wishes to reassure our customers that we have instituted negotiations with our service providers,”read the statement from Kenya Railways Corporation in October 2019.
It is not clear whether the NAS Servair has resumed operations inside SGR.
There are 42 cases of coronavirus in Kenya, though experts think there might be more and that the govt is reporting low numbers due to the lack of testing kits. One person has recovered, one person has died.
Worldwide, over 735,000 people have been infected since the start of the scourge. About 156,000 have recovered.
There has been over 34,000 death, mostly in Italy, China and now USA.
Over 544,000 are currently infected with 28,212 critically ill