Kenya Airways (KQ) has commissioned a forensic audit into the circumstances of how the losses of last year have come to be. The Board of Directors of KQ in February resolved that such an audit is important and necessary to look into the finer details of past operations and learn from it, and subsequently issued the following statement for the general public:
The Kenya Airways Board in February commissioned a forensic audit as part of Operation Pride to be conducted over three months. The Board appointed Deloitte Consulting to perform the audit which will support the improvement of our systems, processes and activities. The objective of this exercise is to identify areas of weaknesses and give recommendations that will complement the ongoing turnaround strategy. As part of the audit, Deloitte has set up a hotline to report any concern about the company. This hotline is operated and controlled independently by Deloitte.
The Board welcomes any report that may assist the company improve its operations, and also any concerns for investigation suppliers or persons dealing with Kenya Airways may have.
It is understood that the airline hopes to get facts rather than innuendo and speculation as often splashed across Kenya’s social media scene by known individuals who have turned into a fifth column against their national airline.
This, therefore, is the time for the public to speak up, competently and factually, or else forever hold their peace.