Kenya awarded for improvement in aviation security and oversight

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Kenya has been awarded with the ICAO Council President Certificate in recognition of the countries’ significant progress in improving their effective implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) in Aviation Security in 2018.

According to the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), Kenya scored 88% in 2016 against the global average of 64% in the ICAO Universal Security Audit Programme – Continuous Monitoring Approach ((USAP-CMA) and looks forward to improving on this score in the upcoming USAP Audit in 2020.

In the aviation industry, effective implementation of SARPs is considered a fundamental prerequisite for establishing air transport’s rapid global connectivity, and in turn the many socio-economic benefits it helps to realize.

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Director General Capt. Gilbert M. Kibe, had this to say, “Over the years, the Authority has strived towards improving our Aviation Security processes and systems in compliance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) which in turn have enhanced our National Aviation Security of the Kenyan airspace. With this award, we are not only glad that the efforts of the great team here at KCAA and key industry stakeholders have been recognized, but it also gives us the impetus to do more.”

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