Over the last month, the United Kingdom’s Department for Transport have been running aviation security training for all staff employed at the Kenya Airports Authority and Kenya Airways at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Naoribi.
The training comes amid increasing concern surrounding airport security, especially after terrorist incidents at Sharm-el-Sheikh in Egypt and more recently the attack on Turkey’s Ataturk Airport which resulted in the death of 42 people.
So in this current climate, the UK’s work will no doubt be a welcome development as the team support the Kenyan aviation authorities to help secure Kenya’s airports for all who travel through them.
It is believed that the assistance given by the UK will help make JKIA a harder target against a terrorist attack, with the airport authorities receiving technical advice, best practice and training against current threats to aviation.
Those who fully participated in the training received certificates from the UK ‘Regional Aviation Security Liaison Officer’ in Nairobi Ms Vicky Hutchinson at the end of the sessions.