NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s aviation authorities on Thursday grounded two
planes, belonging to local airlines, for illegally ferrying cargo to
The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) director-general Gilbert
Kibe confirmed withdrawal of the license for the two airlines which
operate at a Nairobi airport.
Kibe said the airlines, which are licensed to carry passengers, had
removed seats on the aircraft to create space for cargo.
Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia told journalists the two
planes were involved in illegal operations but did not name the
The move came as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
is planning an audit in Kenya’s capability in safety oversight.
The audit that will be carried out in July is a universal practice
meant to assess the level of member states’ compliance to the ICAO