UN aviation body ranks Kenya second best in airport security in Africa

Kenya has been ranked as the second best in Africa for airport security by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) said in a statement released in the Kenyan capital Nairobi that the country attained the highest regional sustainability indicator in aviation security following an audit in May by ICAO as a United Nations specialised aviation body.

The ICAO handed Kenya a score of 91.7 percent, up from 88 percent in 2015. The score was awarded due to the implementation of critical elements of an aviation system, the highest ever recorded in East and Central Africa. The score put Kenya second after South Africa.

The agency inspected Kenya’s two main airports, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, and Moi International Airport in Mombasa.

KCAA commented: “This is a historic feat for Kenya as she has managed to accomplish the target set by ICAO in the current Global Aviation Security Plan that desired all of the states to attain an effective implementation of above 90 percent by 2030.”

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