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KCAA suspends Jetways’ licence

KCCA director-general Gilbert Kibe. FILE PHOTO | NMG
KCCA director-general Gilbert Kibe. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has withdrawn the licence of Jetways airline to allow investigations into claims of security breaches at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

KCCA director-general Gilbert Kibe, in a statement, said the agency would hold the certificate of the local airline until it is cleared against claims of illegal activities at the region’s largest airport.

“We have begun investigations into alleged security breaches. In this regard, KCAA has withdrawn the regulated agent certificate until investigations are complete and operator found not to be in breach of security protocols,” he said without indicating how long it would take.

The local airline is alleged to have been flying miraa to Somalia for the past few days before the setting up of its premises at the Kenya Airfreight Handling Ltd centre was completed.

It is also alleged that the company’s warehouse did not have a Kenya Revenue Authority customs centre as required by the law.

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