Kenya to improve aviation security

Kenya’s Transport Secretary announced that the government will create additional facilities at JKIA to facilitate the work of security services. More patrols by the paramilitary GSU, short for General Service Unit, will also be introduced to in particular secure the arrival and departure flight paths out of JKIA. None of Kenya’s airports has been able to secure Category One rating by the American FAA, which effectively put a stop to introducing nonstop or direct flights from Kenya to the United States.

Cabinet Secretary also announced that during his forthcoming trip to the United States the issue of a Cat 1 audit will be raised and that FAA personnel is expected to come to Kenya later in the year to assess the new facilities which the Kenya Airport Authority is putting up, namely Terminal 4 and the so called Temporary Terminal both of which should be ready for use by mid and late this year, respectively.

Source: eTN