- Posted August 7, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
KENYA'S MAIN AIRPORT- JKIA FIRE REPORT
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE JKIA NAIROBI AIRPORT FIRE
1. SHOOT OF THE SMOK
2. ARRIVAL OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL TO ADRESS THE PRESS- saying that international flights are expected tomorrow from London and France but they will be routed to other Kenyan international airports in Kenya; Kisumu, Mombasa, and Eldoret International Airports, then the can come to Nairobi as Domestic
3. The cabinet secretary for interior Joseph Ole Lenku. He talks about Security in the Airport and the Country at large.
4. Today is the 15th anniversary since the American Embassies in Nairobi and Dar-Salam we bombed by Al Qaeda in 1998 August 7th.
By Tom Maruko
As a massive fire shut down Nairobi's international airport Wednesday, as firefighters try to put out the blaze in east Africa's most important transport hub.
The airport has now reopened for domestic and cargo flights.
Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure Michael Kamau said there are plans to change one of the airport's other units into an international terminal so that those flights can continue to operate as well.
There is a serious fire at JKIA [Jomo Kenyatta International Airport], but we are doing everything possible to avert a crisis," Mutea Iringo, a senior official at the interior and national coordination ministry.
The fire broke out shortly before dawn, for reasons that remain unclear. It is believed to have started in the immigration area of the arrivals hall. According to the Cabinet Secretary ministry of Transport Eng. Michael Kamau