It’s all systems go in US direct flight plan  29th Jan 2018

The government on Thursday broke the ground for major works aimed at turning around Jomo Kenyatta International Airport into a world-class facility ahead of the inaugural direct flights to the United States.

They include installing a new parking system, kicking out corrupt personnel, regulating taxi and tour operators as well as improving efficiency at security screening points.

Passengers at the airport should expect shorter queues, spending lesser time on bookings and at baggage claims, and uninterrupted water and power supply. And with a state-of-the-art garage, parking of cars will not be allowed near the terminal buildings.

Three Cabinet secretaries signed a memorandum of understanding binding seven State agencies under their ministries, which operate at the airport, to a 100-day deadline on the goals.

Giving the agencies’ chief executives an ultimatum, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i warned that the masterplan should not gather dust on shelves.

“Government documents are signed everyday and we go on leave,” said Dr Matiang’i. “Others just disappear.


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