Laazibi Amal had been arrested with an ivory bangle weighing 0.85 grams at the same airport, JKIA
, on Wednesday night.
''We gave up on the plans to manage JKIA
after the whole issue was politicised," Joseph said.
Data shows that JKIA
is operating at full capacity, handling 7.5 million passengers annually.
The project is designed to improve reliability of air transport to and from JKIA
by reducing delays at peak hours and costly flight diversions arising from incidences on the existing runway, as well as the configuration of the existing single runway facility that impede the airports operational efficiency.
The plane crashed into shops in Nairobi's Embekasi neighbourhood near the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA
), where a terminal was gutted by a major fire last year.
Nairobi is a key aviation hub in Africa and Kenya Airways operates a significant number of flights from JKIA
to other African cities.
Some 16,000 passengers usually transit through JKIA
every day, Esipisu said.
The airline has consequently applied for permission to use the facilities at the Old Embakasi Airport and passenger terminal building adjacent to JKIA
. This is in line with the airline's current and future fleet expansion programme in which Kenya Airways will take delivery of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner in 2010.
In 2011, gold estimated to be worth Sh8 billion linked to Congolese businessmen was caught at the JKIA
.As is the latest case, the gold said to have been smuggled from illegal minefields in the DRC also mysteriously disappeared at the JKIA
, before Kenya Revenue Authority officials even knew what had been shipped in.
Three aircraft travelling to Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA
) yesterday (28 July) were forced to divert due to bad weather.