May 22, 2024

Government issues statement after early morning fire incident at JKIA

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Government issues statement after early morning fire incident at JKIA

Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) says the reported early morning fire incident at JKIA was a result of an electrical fault

Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) says the reported early morning fire incident at JKIA was a result of an electrical fault. 

The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has issued a statement following an early morning fire incident that was experienced at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

KAA explained that the fire started at Terminal 1E due to an electrical fault. 

However, the response team acted swiftly and contained the fire averting the loss of millions and further affecting air transport. 

No injuries or casualties were recorded following the early morning incident, the authority confirmed.

Despite containing the situation, KAA announced that Terminal 1E has been temporarily shut down until further notice.

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“Following this, power to Terminal 1E has been temporarily shut off as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of all within our premises. To mitigate any inconvenience this may cause, all flight arrival operations have been redirected to Terminal 1A until further notice,” KAA announced.

“KAA is dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of all passengers, staff, and stakeholders at our facilities and is taking all necessary steps to minimize disruptions and return to normal operations as swiftly as possible,” the authority added.

The fire incident comes after heavy rains were experienced in different parts of the city on Sunday night causing a blackout in some areas. It is not clear if the heavy rains would have triggered the incident.

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