Transport cabinet secretary James Macharia hast termed Wednesday’s, strike At Jomo Kenyatta International Airport illegal, criminal adding that those who participated in it will be dealt with accordingly by the employer.
Addressing journalist at JKIA Macharia said the airport is a security installation zone and nobody is allowed to incite or paralyze such an area adding that those who disrupted the operations will face criminal charges.
‘‘I want to state clearly that this is criminal and sabotage that we can not allow,those who participated will face full force of the law including sacking.’’ Macharia said.
According to Macharia they can’t have employees who are not up to the task and that there are so many Kenyans who have applied to work at the airport.
He further denied claims that the planned merger of the airport to Kenya Airways will lead to job loss as alleged by workers under Kenya Aviation Workers Union KAWU.
‘’We had a very sober discussion with COTU secretary general over the take-over matter and we assured them that we shall not sack any employee and we agreed.How do you go ahead and strike on a proposal that has not been effected?’’ He asked.
Meanwhile Moses Ndiema the general secretary Kenya Aviation Workers Union( KAWU) has been arrested over the strike.