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Cheers and jeers as JKIA becomes 24 hour free Wi-Fi zone

Nairobi's JKIA has been recognized as then the Best Improved Airport in Africa for excellence in customer service. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA
Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA
The introduction of free internet for 24 hours at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has received plaudits and criticism in equal measure from Kenyans.

The introduction of free internet for 24 hours at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has received plaudits and criticism in equal measure from Kenyans.

Kenya Airports Authority made the announcement on Wednesday via social media, putting JKIA in the same league with other major airports in the continent, including O. R. Tambo International Airport in South Africa and Kigali International Airport in Rwanda, which provide free WiFi.

The announcement comes months before the launch of direct flights between Kenya and the USA, a development that analysts believe will improve Kenya’s accessibility to the world market.

However, on social media, the announcement was greeted with cheers and jeers.




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