Passengers stranded at JKIA as workers down their tools

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Services at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have been disrupted after workers at the airport downed their tools on Wednesday morning.

The workers are said to have downed their tools from midnight with fire engines withdrawn from the runway and no planes landing since then.

On Wednesday morning, police engaged in running battles with the striking workers and lobbed teargas canisters to disperse them.

The strike follows the strike notice issued on 29th February 2019 as the workers opposed the handover of the airport management to Kenya Airways.

The striking staff are also unhappy with the board of management, unfair staff hiring and compensation.

In a Twitter post, Kenya Airways advised some of its customers not to come to the airport in a bid to ease the chaos.

“Further to the strike by Kawu members, we expect disruptions on flights. Customers on flights after 11am are advised not to come to the airport until further communication is shared,” KQ tweeted

 

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