Update: Kisumu Airport Upgrade

Update: Kisumu Airport Upgrade

The Kenya Airports Authority has started to expand the cargo and passenger terminal and construction of a parking space about one thousand square meters at Kisumu International Airport ahead of the 9th Edition of Africities Summit. The upgrade is expected to be completed within 90 days, ahead of the Africities summit in May at a cost of Ksh240 million by China Jiangxi International Economic and Technical Corporation.

The upgrade will see the airport’s capacity doubled, among other improvements. With the guidance from the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works areas of improvement have been identified to deliver improved infrastructure to meet the increasing demand of the airport users and a conducive environment that fully supports aviation growth and customer satisfaction.


“We have told the contractor to stick within the time frame to ensure the works are completed on time. The Africities summit will attract a large number of delegates from across the continent. To accommodate the large number of delegates, the airport requires enhanced infrastructure. We at KAA pledge our support to ensuring that this event is successful by providing quality airport infrastructure and passenger facilitation.”

KAA MD Alex Gitari

KAA had set aside about Ksh 157 million for rehabilitation of the passenger terminal including fixing floors, walling, ceiling, air conditioning, electrical and other auxiliary works.

such, intermediary cities could boost African national economies as accelerators of regional development.

According to Devolution PS Julius Korir, construction of the convention center at Mamboleo Showground and the tarmacking of the Mamboleo-Uriri-Airport road that will ease movement of passengers from the airport to the venue. The 6,000-seater Convention Centre is expected to be the exhibition center for investments in the western region.

Governor Anyang Nyong’o, echoed the importance of working with partners including the UN-Habitat, the African Union Commission, and the Economic Commission for Africa, key partners of UCLG Africa agenda and are expected to play an important role at the summit.