Senator Cherargei blasts CS Murkomen after video of JKIA leakage
The undated video shared widely on social media, shows rainwater pouring on the JKIA foyers and hallways from the terminal roofs as travellers queued to either have their luggage checked or book tickets.
Senator Samson Cherargei was among the most notable personalities who shared the embarrassing video while calling out the Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen for the glaring ineptitude at the airport.
"CS Murkomen came all the way to Nandi County two weeks ago and called me a fool I thought he had finished all the works in Ministry of Roads & infrastructure! While he was busy insulting me, there was NO standby generators at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and the airport terminal roofs are leaking massively!" he posted on X (formerly Twitter).
"JKIA is a steeplechase arena! Waziri wacha aibu ndogo mbele ya wageni fanya kazi! Poleni wageni...Look at video below of massive leaking of JKIA Terminal roofs!," he added.
On his part popular satirist Gabriel Oguda wrote, "Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)!"
People across the X microblogging platform also voiced their thoughts with many sharply castigating Murkomen's ministry for the unending - and hugely embarrassing woes at JKIA.
X user @KamothoWaJane wrote," What a shame! The spouses of the President and Deputy President have been allocated a billion shillings to run their 'offices'. Meanwhile, we cannot fix a leaking roof or buy a generator for our international airport!"
Another user @Jameskamau said, "Hii ni aibu gani sasa hii!?? Surely!! All Murkomen does is dress in cute sports shoes and give flowery press conferences and then disappear! All he does is talk, talk, talk! No action! Vipindi tu!"
On November 11, JKIA was among the critical installations that were affected by the night power outage.
Key operations were affected with passengers being left stranded in the 8 pm outage which came only two months after major plans including management changes were made to avert similar occurrences.
In a statement, Kenya Airport Authority (KAA) regretted the inconveniences caused as it outlined measures in place to alleviate the crisis.
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