There is a standstill at the JKIA Airport as Kenya Airports Authority workers stood to their ground and withdrew their services early Wednesday morning.
Hundreds of passengers were stranded at the international carrier as the workers downed their tools demanding for an an overhaul of the Kenya Airways and Kenya Airports Authority’s boards and management over the proposed merger and alleged irregularities in the hiring of staff.
They are questioning the proposed merger of the loss-making carrier and the KAA, which will see KQ take over the operations of Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Those who are taking part in the strike include cabin crew, security, air traffic controllers, and aircraft maintenance service providers.
Others include customer service, fire and rescue, ground flight services, engineering, finance, transport, equipment, loading and cabin grooming services.
Among those affected include Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria who said he had been stranded at the airport from 3am.
We are stranded at JKIA since 3am. All flights grounded. All Kenya Airports Authority Workers on strike led by their CEO Jonny Andersen
#jkia Disaster in JKIA as workers are on strike. Thousands of passengers stranded. #Kenya
Stuck in the international departures terminal at JKIA because KAA members have gone on strike and locked us in ?? send prayers