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CS Macharia cautions about reemergence of another Miguna scuffle

Okilipa Xaviour
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Transport CS James Macharia addressing the media. [Source/Ken Obura/twitter]

Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has pointed out that the government will not allow the situation that occurred in the deportation of Miguna Miguna to reemerge again.

The CS spoke on Wednesday at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) amid the strike that kicked off on Wednesday by workers citing lack of remuneration and the impending merger between the Kenya Airways and Kenya Airports Authority.

Answering questions from Journalists concerning the alleged use of excessive force by the government (General Service Unit officers) on the striking workers, the Transport Cabinet Secretary stated that at such an institution, the government has to.

This, he noted, was meant to ensure one person does not bring operations at JKIA to a standstill.

"We do not want a situation just like what happened (Miguna's case) where one person brought the whole Airport operation to a standstill. You all know what happened," said CS Macharia.

The Canadian based lawyer Miguna Miguna was ejected from the country last year and his forceful repatriation caused drama at JKIA before he was deported to Canada.

The striking workers paralyzed flights take off and passengers were left stranded not knowing what to do.

The Secretary-General of the Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU) Moss Ndiema was arrested by the law enforcement agencies following the ongoing strike and the cabinet Secretary stated that everything will return to normalcy.

He apologized for the inconvenience caused by the Wednesday strike which disrupted travelling.

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