KAA releases Ksh.200M for relocation of squatters from Malindi airport’s land

KAA releases Ksh.200M for relocation of squatters from Malindi airport’s land

The Kenya Airport Authority (KAA) has released Ksh.200 million to pay hundreds of squatters who have been living at Malindi airport’s land so they can relocate to pave way for the quick expansion of the airport runway.

Speaking at Jumba ruins at Mtwapa area during the official launch of Kilifi county digital marketing forum on Friday, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala said the money has already been released to the National Lands Commission to spearhead the relocation process.

CS Balala also challenged the tourism stakeholders to ensure their establishments are upgraded and meet the set international standards in a bid to attract more tourists.

On their part, Kilifi governor Amazon Kingi and tourism stakeholder Mohammed Hersi urged the national government to fast track the expansion of the Malindi International Airport runaway to enable direct flights from other European countries to Malindi.

The two said if the government moves fast, more tourists will come to Kilifi County and therefore boost the tourism sector.