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New GSU camp to be set up at airport

A new General Service Unit (GSU) camp will be set up at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), the Government has announced.

Transport Cabinet Secretary, Eng. Michael Kamau said  the camp will be set up next to the airport entrance and security-screening infrastructure worth Sh1.3 billion would also being constructed.

The announcement comes after National Carrier, Kenya Airways, received the first of nine Dreamliner aircraft it had ordered from the United States.

“As a government, we will continuously evaluate the security threats and take corrective measures to secure passengers and facilities. We, as citizens, will have to bear with the inconveniences that this may cause us. But it is necessary if we are to remain secure,” he said.

Mr Kamau said the additional security personnel and infrastructure will be operational by November, this year, and that there will be continuous surveillance of the airport and the flight path around it.

Presiding over the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) headquarters at the JKIA, Mr Kamau announced plans to travel to the US for discussions with American authorities on the airport security and the possibility of direct flights between the two countries.