Wilson Airport builds Sh163m tower amidst land grabbing claims
SEE ALSO :State to construct market in NgongMacharia said his ministry had instituted a probe through the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and Kenya Airports Authority to determine the extent to which Wilson Airport land has been grabbed. “My ministry works very well with the Ministry of Lands and action will be taken on anyone who has encroached airport land. If it means demolishing structures built on such land, we will do so. Safety is the primary concern in the aviation industry,” said Macharia. Wilson is the oldest airport in the region, having been established in 1927. It offers air transport services to the entire region and is the main training ground for pilots in East Africa. However, it continues to be hemmed in by residential developments as human population rises. According to Kenya Association of Air Operators CEO Colonel (Rtd) Eutychus Waithaka, the airport’s 1993 Master Plan had a parallel taxiway whose land has since been grabbed. “This (taxiway) is now history as the land is gone. They now want to take the approach path as well. The land should be reclaimed,” he said.
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