KAA Issues Travel Advisory to All JKIA Travelers

  • The entrance of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in August 2017.
    The entrance of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in August 2019.
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  • The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has issued a travel advisory to Kenyans heading to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

    In a statement on Wednesday, December 1, KAA urged those heading to JKIA in the morning to factor in the additional time consumed by traffic along Mombasa road in order to arrive at the airport on time.

    The Authority also noted that the flights would continue as scheduled. 

    omo Kenyatta International Airport's international arrivals terminus.
    Jomo Kenyatta International Airport's international arrivals terminus.
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    "Jambo! Coming to JKIA this morning, please take note of our traffic advisory on reported delays currently being experienced along Mombasa Road. You are advised to factor additional time to ensure you and/or your cargo arrive at JKIA on time!" KAA stated.

    The traffic situation along Mombasa road has caused quite a scare for many motorists who have had to manoeuvre along flooded roads and frequent calamities that affect flow.

    The situation was exacerbated when on Sunday, November 28, vehicles ploughed through waters along parts of the highway which is still under construction.

    Further, a white saloon car was filmed submerged in a trench at City Cabanas near JKIA. The heavy downpour brought Mombasa road to a standstill as commuters took to social media to narrate how they spent more than two hours while stuck in traffic.

    The uproar prompted the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) to dispatch excavators in an attempt to open up the drainage.

    Further, KeNHA announced that barricades would be erected in the affected areas.

    "In light of recent floods along Uhuru Highway and Mombasa Road (A8), the Nairobi Expressway project team has dispatched excavators to open up the drainage and dredging in the affected sections.

    "The flooded areas are also being barricaded to enhance safety. KeNHA regrets any inconveniences caused," read the statement in part.

    The traffic situation along Mombasa road has been labelled as the worst nightmare for passengers who ply the route to and fro on a daily basis.

    A Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) sign on a highway.
    A Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) sign on a highway.
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