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American transport officials in final audit of JKIA for direct flights

The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU
The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU 

American transport officials started the final audit of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Monday to assess security measures put in place ahead of direct flights between Kenya and the US slated for next year.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers will conduct the exercise up to Thursday to determine whether Kenya will be given the Last Point of Departure status.

This will be the second and final audit that holds the key for direct flights between the two states with officials at Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) expressing optimism that Kenya will pass the test.

“The auditing process started yesterday (Monday) where officials from TSA will be accessing the components of compliance on security,” said Nelson Njiri, a security manager at the KAA.