[PHOTOS] MPs visit JKIA after last week's power outage

KAA attributed the nearly 2-hour power outage at JKIA to system failures.

In Summary
  • National Assembly‚Äôs Committee on Transport toured the facility on a fact-finding mission Wednesday.
  • Chairperson George Kariuki expressed displeasure over the current standards at the Airport.
One of the two new generators at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport that are yet to be commissioned to start operations on August 30, 2023.
One of the two new generators at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport that are yet to be commissioned to start operations on August 30, 2023.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

The National Assembly Committee for  Transport on Wednesday toured Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

The MPs led by Chairperson George Kariuki were on a fact-finding mission after the airport was affected by last week Friday's blackout.

An airport engineer explains to the Members of the National Assembly Transport and Infrastructure Committee how power at JKIA works on August 30, 2023
An airport engineer explains to the Members of the National Assembly Transport and Infrastructure Committee how power at JKIA works on August 30, 2023
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A
One of the two back up generators at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport that failed to pick up leading to a 90 minutes blackout on August 30, 2023
One of the two back up generators at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport that failed to pick up leading to a 90 minutes blackout on August 30, 2023
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A
An airport engineer explains to the Members of the National Assembly Transport and Infrastructure Committee how power at JKIA works on August 30, 2023
An airport engineer explains to the Members of the National Assembly Transport and Infrastructure Committee how power at JKIA works on August 30, 2023
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A
One of the two new generators at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport that are yet to be commissioned to start operations on August 30, 2023.
One of the two new generators at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport that are yet to be commissioned to start operations on August 30, 2023.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) attributed the nearly 2-hour power outage at JKIA to system failures. 

The authority said one of their generators failed to start.

An airport engineer explains to the Members of the National Assembly Transport and Infrastructure Committee how power at JKIA works on August 30, 2023
An airport engineer explains to the Members of the National Assembly Transport and Infrastructure Committee how power at JKIA works on August 30, 2023
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A
Members of the National Assembly Transport and Infrastructure Committee arriving at the Kenya Airports Authority offices at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on August 30, 2023
Members of the National Assembly Transport and Infrastructure Committee arriving at the Kenya Airports Authority offices at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on August 30, 2023
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A
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