Flight from Nairobi to Homa Bay delays in landing following demonstrations


Flight from Nairobi to Homa Bay delays in landing following demonstrations
Homa Bay Residents whose lands were allegedly taken by KAA for expansion of Kabunde Airstrip demonstrating over delayed compensation on April 15, 2019. PHOTO | ALY ABICH | CITIZEN DIGITAL

In Summary

  • The flight, which was scheduled to land at the airstrip at 7:15am, was delayed until 8:30am as locals living around the airfield protested against the management of KAA.
  • The residents accused the authority of failing to compensate 120 families whose lands were used in the expansion of the airport.
  • They added that KAA took 25 title deeds for some of the families in July last year for compensation but that they have not received any communication since.

A flight from Nairobi to Kabunde Airstrip in Homa Bay County was on Monday delayed for over one hour after residents whose lands were allegedly taken by the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) held demonstrations over delayed compensation.

The flight, which was scheduled to land at the airstrip at 7:15am from Wilson Airport, was delayed until 8:30am as locals living around the airfield protested against the management of KAA.

The residents accused the authority of failing to compensate 120 families whose lands were used in the expansion of the airport.

They added that KAA took 25 title deeds for some of the families in July last year for compensation but that they have not received any communication since.

The locals proceeded to the offices of the county governor and county commissioner to present their grievances while carrying twigs and banners with messages castigating  KAA.

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