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Kenya Airports gets final insurance payout for JKIA fire

Kenya Airports Authority Managing Director Lucy Mbugua (right) receives a cheque from top managers of APA Insurance. The cheque marks the final payment arising from the August 2013 fire at JKIA.

The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) today received a KSh1.4 billion (US$ 16.2 million) compensation cheque from APA Insurance, fully settling claims from the August 7, 2013 fire at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Today’s payout brings the total compensation by APA Insurance to KSh1.97 billion ($22.7 million). In December 2013, APA gave KAA an […]

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Kisumu Airport hosts joint Kenya – Namibia training on Safety Management Systems

A Kenya Airports Authority employee (second from left) with workshop participants during a tour of Kisumu International Airport.

A nine day training workshop on airport Safety Management Systems is currently taking place in Kisumu. The workshop is jointly organized by the Kenya Airports Authority and Namibia Airports Company and involves senior management participants from both organizations. The training program is aimed at producing highly efficient safety and quality managers who will ensure that […]

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Kenya Airports to ease JKIA delays with more screening equipment, more police

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The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) is to install more screening equipment and to ask for more police officers to ease hour-long delays caused by stringent security measures at Kenya’s airports. The tough security checks – where everybody going into the airport is frisked and all vehicles checked for bombs – were put in place this […]

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Delays at airports as Kenya enhances security

Click on the image to watch a video by K24 television.

Travellers and airport workers are experiencing delays when entering Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) due to stringent security checks. The measures, introduced at all airports in Kenya, have been put in place following a television exposé that portrayed low levels of security alertness. The enhanced security measures come two weeks after a minor explosion […]

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Kenya Airports acting boss confirmed in top seat

Image released by the Kenya Airports Authority today shows Managing Director Lucy Mbugua in her office.

The Acting Managing Director of the Kenya Airports Authority, Lucy Mbugua, has formally been appointed to the office. The previous Managing Director was sent home following the 7 August 2013 fire at Nairobi’s JKIA airport. Assuming no objections to her appointment, the new KAA chief executive will supervise construction of the Greenfield Terminal whose estimated […]

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JKIA to up passenger capacity with pre-fabricated terminal

Kenya Airports Authority's Acting Managing Director Lucy Mbugua (right) with officials of Röder HTS Höcker during the contract signing ceremony.

The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has signed a contract with a German firm for the supply of pre-fabricated buildings that will increase the passenger capacity of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The pre-fabricated structures will be in use until the Greenfield Terminal opens in 2017. A statement by KAA says that the pre-fabricated interim terminal […]

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Faulty light bulb or IED explosion? What really happened at JKIA?

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Something happened at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on the night of Thursday 16 January (last night). Eyewitnesses say there was some sort of explosion. The Kenyan government asserts that the sound came from a light bulb that ‘burst’ when it fell to the ground. Either way, there have been no reported casualties – or […]

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Construction of Greenfield Terminal launched today

President Uhuru Kenyatta operates an excavator during the ground breaking ceremony for the Greenfield Terminal.

Construction of a new terminal complex at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) began today. The terminal, known as Greenfield, will more than triple JKIA’s passenger handling capacity when completed in 2017 at an estimated cost of Ksh55.5 billion (US$654 million). President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the construction of the new terminal at a ground breaking […]

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