There has been disruption of fights out and in of most Kenyan airports after members of the Kenya Aviation Workers Union(KAWU) made good their menace to go on strike which has already been declared unlawful by the Kenyan courts.

There have been no touchdown or take off and essentially the most affected airport is Kenya’s and East and Central Africa’s largest Airport the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with disruptions having kicked off at 0200 hours.

Passes issuance, safety screening and ready areas remained abandoned with a whole lot of passengers stranded exterior. Worse off, hearth engines on the airside have been withdrawn making it unattainable for a aircraft to land or take off.

The members of the union embody air site visitors controllers,floor handing workers and crew primarily affecting the Kenya Flag service Kenya Airways (KQ) which needed to cancel most of their flights.

Members of the union are opposed t the merger between Kenya Airports Authority and the financially troubled Kenya Airways through which case the latter ought to handle the previous.It is instructive that the airports authority is a parastatal owned completely by the Kenyan Government whereas Kenya Airways is a personal entity with the Government being a shareholder however within the minority.