Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) is under scrutiny after images and videos circulated online, revealing leaking roofs within its terminals. Financial research firm Mwango Capital shared footage of rainwater streaming through the roof above a check-in area, highlighting the concerning conditions at the airport. The firm urged action and public attention towards the issue in a social media post on X (formerly Twitter).
The video sparked further complaints and criticisms about the deteriorating state of JKIA, exacerbated by ongoing heavy rainfall. These criticisms have intensified public concern regarding the airport’s infrastructure and its capacity to handle adverse weather conditions.
The airport recently faced additional backlash when its management disclosed that it took 20 minutes to restore power following a nationwide blackout in Kenya over the weekend. These incidents have contributed to the growing dissatisfaction and frustration among travelers and the public.
Amidst the mounting complaints and criticisms, neither the airports authority nor the transport minister have issued any statements addressing the concerns raised regarding the leaking roofs and the airport’s overall condition.
Transport Minister Kipchumba Murkomen had previously pledged to enhance services at JKIA after separate complaints involving passenger harassment by tax officers. These commitments have yet to address the larger issues concerning the airport’s infrastructure and management, which continue to face public scrutiny and outcry.