The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has recently ranked Kenya the second best in Africa in terms of airport security. This is according to the country’s civil aviation authority Saturday announcement.
The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) said in a statement released in the Kenyan capital Nairobi that the country attained the highest regional sustainability indicator in aviation security following an audit in May by ICAO, a United Nations specialised aviation body.
The global body says Kenya scored 91.77 per cent in its latest audit, the highest ever recorded in East and Central Africa. South Africa was ranked second.
The agency inspected Kenya’s two main airports, the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, and Moi International Airport in Mombasa.
“This is a historic feat for Kenya as she has managed to accomplish the target set by ICAO in the current Global Aviation Security Plan that desired all of the states to attain an effective implementation of above 90 percent by 2030,” said KCAA.
The objective of a security audit is to assure the safety of passengers, crew, ground personnel, and the public at airports.