Kenya’s civil aviation has been rated among of the best performing in the world.
International Civil Aviation Organization-ICAO placed Kenya at position 3 in Africa and 20th best world over in universal safety oversight system.
Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia welcomed the ranking as Kenya prepares for directs flights to the US.
According to the just concluded aviation audit, Kenya was evaluated to have a level of effective implementation score of 78.15%.
Transport CS James Macharia termed the findings as a major stride that put the country’s aviation sector on the world map, coming at a time when the country is readying herself for direct flight between the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and New York in the US.
The audit which involved random facility inspections took 10 days with 990 protocol questions fielded.
The United Arab Emirates was rated the best world over with Kenya emerging 20th out of the 192 ICAO member states, and 3rd best in Africa.