The fire at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi in August was caused by an electrical fault, independent investigators confirmed Wednesday (October 9th).
US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec presented the findings of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to President Uhuru Kenyatta at the state house, Kenya's The Standard reported.
The FBI ruled out terrorism or other criminal acts as causes of the fire, a conclusion reflected in the results of more than ten independent investigations carried out by various institutions.
"From the evidence collected, experts' report and eyewitness account, it is evident that the fire was an accidental incident that resulted from an electrical hitch that started from the electric distribution board, it was beyond any human detention and control," Transport and Infrastructure Secretary Michael Kamau said October 4th during a stakeholders' tour of the airport.
Airport operations are back on course and traffic at JKIA during August and September was at comparable levels to the same months last year, Kamau said according to Kenya's Capital FM.
He said passenger processes and security have been improved at the airport.
"We have now completely segregated international arrivals and departures by situating them in separate buildings thus the international arrivals have no chance for hanging around as their first stop is immigration," Kamau said.