Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen has blamed the leaking roofs at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on neglect and poor workmanship by contractors during former President Uhuru’s government.
The Cabinet Secretary said that the current government found dilapidated infrastructure especially in the aviation sector from the previous regime, but is now working to correct it.
“When we got into the office we found that the projects in the previous regime were sub standard. When the renovation was done on Terminal 1C and E, it was in a hurry and temporary because there needed to be set up an in field project which was costly. But we have spoken to the contractors to redo the job” he said.
JKIA and its leaking roofs, right at the passenger check-in at the international departures section, was a butt of jokes online after videos appeared on social media platforms showing rains pouring down through the roofs as passengers lined up to board their flights.
Mr Murkomen was speaking on Tuesday at the Diani Airport where he was inspecting the expansion of a 200 meter long runway.