, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 8 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday morning chaired an urgent National Security Council meeting at State House, following Wednesday’s fire at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
The meeting was attended by all heads of the country’s security agencies, and Cabinet Secretaries in charge of security and infrastructure.
State House sources said the incident at JKIA was discussed at length at the meeting chaired by President Kenyatta, which also mapped out a way forward.
Also in attendance was Deputy President William Ruto.
The talks came as all-out efforts were made to restore normal operations at the burnt out airport.
A statement issued by Transport Secretary Michael Kamau indicated that full operations would resume at the airport from midnight on Thursday.
“We want to assure all travellers within the country that even though the level of comfort is not what they would expect, we want to reassure them of their security and safety,” he said.
National carrier Kenya Airways had already lined up 17 international flights throughout Thursday to various capitals across the globe.