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JKIA to pay Israeli firm Sh540 million to provide security

An Israeli security company is set to secure critical areas at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after it entered into a Sh544 Million contract with the Kenya Airports Authority.

The company, Magal Security Systems based in Yahud, Israel, announced on May 7 that the contract entails providing the airport with multiple surveillance and access control technologies.

“The technology will be integrated by an advanced Physical Security Information Management and is expected to be completed by June 2015,” the company said in a statement.

The company’s President and CEO, Eitan Livneh said; “Over the past two years, we have successfully delivered a number of security projects for critical national assets in Kenya. We are proud to be employed by this prestigious national customer and remain committed to supplying the latest technology with the highest standards of execution.”

The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) Communications Chief Dominic Ngige declined to comment on the contract when contacted.

The new contract comes only a month after the Government announced plans to set up a General Service Unit (GSU) camp at the airport.