Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Cyprian Is Nyakundi


JKIA Hit By Power Blackout

KAA Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Alex Gitari

Netizens have pressured the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) to respond to reports of an extensive power blackout which temporarily paralyzed all activities at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) last night.

From social media posts seen by this blog, enraged passengers protested the sudden darkness that hit the airport’s busy terminals at around 11 pm and lasted well past midnight.

To make matters worse, none of the staff could get backup generators running.

This led to a heavy commotion as frustrated commuters and confused airport workers struggled to contain the inconveniencing situation.

@zowan254Power Blackout At JKIA

♬ original sound – Zowan254

“It’s been 20 minutes and still no sign! I am not even sure if there is a generator! Poor children crying and staff helplessly going round with their torches,” she bemoaned on Twitter.

“KAA, do something about this. This is a huge security risk at an international airport. We are verging on 1 hour without power while waiting to board,” another victim of the incident noted.

KAA manages JKIA and the other nine aerodrome facilities in Kenya.

Some of their specific functions are construction, operation and maintaining aerodromes as well as providing other amenities or facilities for passengers.

This includes ensuring that airports and their staff are well equipped to quickly sort out occasional hiccups, like power blackouts.

But this is clearly not the case.


Would you like to get published on this Popular Blog? You can now email Cyprian Nyakundi any breaking news, Exposes, story ideas, human interest articles or interesting videos on: [email protected] Videos and pictures can be sent to +254 710 280 973 on WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram.



Click to comment


You May Also Like


Remember Josephine Mwandoe, the alleged mistress to CFAO Motors Kenya CEO Arvinder Reel Singh? Earlier in April, this blog highlighted how the curvaceous and...


Reports have emerged that popular Twitter personality “Frank Obegi” was one of the four men whose mutilated bodies were found in Kijabe Forest this...


To start with, we congratulate Ngina Kenyatta on her wedding to Alex Mwai, son of the Karen Club General Manager Mr Sam Mwai. Many...


An outraged netizen has urged city residents to avoid seeking services at Super Shine Detailing Center – located in Westlands, Nairobi – after its...

Copyright © 2021 Cyprian Is Nyakundi.

%d bloggers like this: