October 20, 2019

KIA temporarily closed after bomb scare

Vehicles entering the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on November 16, 2017. Starting April 15, motorists seeking access the airport will pay more parking fees. PHOTO DENNIS ONSONGO.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has temporarily been closed after a bomb scare on a Kenya Airways flight to Johannesburg, South Africa.

The airline on Wednesday said the passenger who raised the alarm has been taken into police custody.

All other passengers and crew also disembarked for a rescreening.

Mr Dennis Kashero, the KQ head of communications and public affairs, said the airline was notified of the  bomb threat on the flight at 1300 GMT.

“The unfortunate bomb scare incident was reported on flight KQ 762, which was departing from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for OR-Tambo International Airport Johannesburg,” said Mr Kashero.

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