Starehe Member of Parliament Charles Njagua, alias Jaguar, has begun refurbishing his recently acquired second-hand private jet.
Jaguar, who purchased the aircraft for Sh120,000 during a recent public auction by Kenya Airports Authority (KAA), shared on social media photos of the plane being pimped.
The Phoenix aircraft identified as Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain was among 15 abandoned planes auctioned by KAA on August 9th, 2019.
In an advert in July, KAA invited interested bidders for a public auction of the planes for prices ranging between Sh94,300 to Sh10 million.
The agency said owners of the 15 planes abandoned them at Wilson Airport in Nairobi and was selling them to recover unpaid parking fees.
The KAA advert showed that the jet bought by MP Jaguar, whose registration is 5H-SKT, had a reserve price of Sh120,000.
The most expensive plane was a Hulanda aircraft owned by Tandrill Limited and whose value was quoted at Sh10.5 million. KAA also said the abandoned planes were considered a safety risk.
The jet is currently undergoing rehabilitation which includes repainting, with MP Jaguar’s motive of buying the second-hand aircraft still unknown.