Murkomen Wants Police Involved In Investigating Acts of Sabotage At JKIA After Nationwide Blackout

ByNasha Kagua
Published on: Dec 11, 2023 10:12
An image of Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen. Photo| Courtesy

Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen has urged the National Police Service to initiate an investigation into potential acts of sabotage related to the power outage that occurred nationwide and at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) yesterday.

In a statement posted on his X account, CS Murkomen emphasized that, given the recurring nature of the power disruptions at the international airport, it was prudent to have authorities involved to probe any cover-ups or acts of sabotage.

“Considering the frequency of the power disruption, and taking into account the fact that JKIA is a facility of strategic national importance, we are making a formal request to the National Police Service to investigate possible acts of sabotage and cover-up," Murkomen Stated.

The Transport Cabinet Secretary further stated that the Ministry is working closely with the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) to carry on with the reform agenda to clean up the mess at JKIA

“In the meantime, the cleanup of the mess at JKIA continues. The KAA Board is under strict instructions to carry on with the reform agenda and the management to implement, as directed, the report of the technical committee which I recently constituted,” he added.

According to the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA), the backup generators at JKIA failed to activate leaving most of the International airport in power outrage.

Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) has announced that stability has been reinstated in the Mt. Kenya region, South Nyanza, Western, Central, North Rift, North Eastern, and the majority of Nairobi.

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