Hundreds of travellers were stranded at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya after a labour strike grounded flights.
Kenya Airways flights were grounded since midnight Tuesday, and airline said in a statement that it has rescheduled flights.
Police violently using tear gas dispersed striking Kenya Aviation Workers union members, who attempted to protest at the Airport’s terminal building.
In the latest update, Kenya airways says that situation is improving and some flights departed, as Kenya Aviation Workers Union secretary-general Moss Ndiema, has been arrested.
The workers unions opposes to a plan that loss-making Kenya Airways taking over the management of airports from the profit-making Kenya Airports Authority (KAA).
The aviation workers complain of unfair staff hiring, poor remuneration and that the proposed take-over would put their jobs at risk.
Full lock down at Nairobi Airport as security staff strike. 2.5 hours and counting… pic.twitter.com/SVzcTKBqHA
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