The airport was established in 1933 as Nairobi aerodrome and was later named Wilson Airport in 1962. A grand master plan for the upgrading of the airport was written down in 1983 but nothing has been done since.
Speaking to the press on Monday, Transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamauu pointed out that the airport posed a security threat, with it’s over 70 entrances and unfenced runway.
“Kenya Airports Authority and Kenya Civil Aviation Authority must work together to facelift the airport,” he said.
The airport which serves both domestic and international traffic has been chocked up with illegal housing estates, making it hard to expand.
Mr Kamau aims to see the master plan double it’s operational capacity.