About an hour ago, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) announced the resumption of operations at the Manda Airport.
‘Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) wishes to notify aviation stakeholders and members of the public that after the early morning incident in Lamu County, the temporary closure of Lamu Civilian Airstrip operated by Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has been lifted allowing for normal operations to resume’, KAA wrote.
The airport had been closed in the morning following the dawn attack by Somalia-based terrorist group Al Shabaab.
Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) stated that there were no casualties on either side of the Kenyan or the American troops operating on the nearby barracks.
However, KDF reported that four Al Shabaab fighters were killed in the morning fight.
Photos circulated online showed thick black smoke billowing from the airstrip on Sunday morning, in what Col Njuguna, the KDF spokesman said was “fire that broke out affecting some of the fuel tanks located at the airstrip.”
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