Date: 7th December 2023

Venue: Nabo Bistro, Lavington

On the International Civil Aviation Day, KAAO hosted its 56th Annual General Meeting at Nabo Bistro. In attendance were air operators who are members of the Association. The KAAO Board of Directors was heavily invested in preparation for the event to deliver an account of the Association’s progress to its members.

The PS State Department for Transport, Mohamed Daghar, graced the event as a Special Guest and delivered a powerful speech on….. Hon. Caleb Kositany, KAA Chairman, and Abderahmane Berthe, AFRAA SG, also joined us in celebrating the remarkable achievements in the aviation Industry.

The meeting was led by the KAAO Chairman, Mbuvi Ngunze, and CEO, Eng. Liz Aluvanze. They presented the Strategic Plan 2022/2025 and an overview of the Association’s successes over the year. Two new Directors were appointed to the Board; Mandeep Osahan, MD Helint, and Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO Astral.

New Members who joined the Association in 2024 were:

Key Achievements of the Association were that we: (add links to respective press releases)

  • Overturned increase in Air Service License fees.
  • Overturned the introduction of minimum tax which would see payment of 1% tax on gross turnover.
  • Reviewed the KCAA draft 2022 regulations to allow for further stakeholder input.
  • Negotiated with Wilson Airport Operators to stop the introduction of additional parking fees.
  • Successfully included six KAAO proposals on tax reduction for the aviation industry in the Finance Act for the FY 23/24 On August 30, 2023.
  • Signed an MoU between KAAO and AFRAA on March 17, 2023.
  • Got the appointment of KAAO’s CEO to the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Board of Directors.
  • Advocated for the review of the rule making process to include industry participation from drafting phase.
  • Advocated for the re-design of the Kibera Soweto East Low-Cost Housing project to ensure compliance with maximum allowable height.
  • Advocated for the proposed design of Bomas International Conference Centre compliance on height restrictions among other mitigating measures as guided by KCAA, ICAO to ensure safe operations into WAP.
  • Advocated for the review on fees charged for the verification for recommendation letter of duty exemption for aircraft spare parts to a flat fee of Kshs. 7,000.
    1. Not more than USD 500: 2.6% of the value or USD 8 whichever is higher
    2. Exceeding USD 500: 1.5% of the value or USD 22 whichever is higher. The maximum charge shall be USD 1,302.
  • Developed and began the implementation of KAAO’s Strategic Plan 2022/2025.
  • Revamped KAAO’s communication channels.
  • Amended KAAO MEMARTS to comply with Companies Act 2015.


The AGM was sponsored by 19 organizations, members and non-members alike. They set up booths where they guided our esteemed guests through their service offerings. These were:

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