General AviationKenya to host Centre for Aviation Medicine at JKIA grounds 

Kenya to host Centre for Aviation Medicine at JKIA grounds 

Kenya will host the East African Community Centre for Aviation Medicine.
The Director General of the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Gilbert Kibe said the construction is nearing completion next to the KCAA HQ, Aviation House, JKIA, Nairobi.Kibe said the centre is a department of the EAC Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency and will offer services to aviation personnel in the region.

“Sixty percent of the funding has been provided by the Government as a grant support to KCAA through the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works while the remaining forty percent has been provided by Kenya Civil Aviation Authority,”Kibe said.

Chairman of KCAA Board of Directors Joseph Nkadayo said that the Authority was on course to completing the project ahead of time.

“I commend the diligence portrayed in this project as well as the good workmanship exhibited in the construction of the Centre,” he said.

Speaking during a recent visit to the facility, the EAC Secretary General, Peter Mathuki said the centre was a significant boost to the aviation industry in the region.

He added that EAC will spare no effort to ensure the centre attained global aviation medicine status.

“This is a huge boost to aviation in the region, and we are proud of the Kenya Government for supporting such a facility,” the Secretary General said.

The Centre is being constructed on a two-acre piece of land located at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Currently, the project stands at a completion rate of 93%.

Present during the visit were senior aviation officials led by Barry Kashambo, the Regional Director for ICAO Eastern and Southern Africa (ESAF) office.

Teresa Awuor
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