Sh10 billion international airport to be built in Kenya
A Sh10 billion international airport is set to be built in Embu, Governor Martin Wambora has announced. He said his administration was working with the national government to extend the airstrip at Don Bosco and transform it into international standards, funded by a group of foreign investors.
He said a concept paper was already being worked on by the Ministry of Transport that will see the airstrip’s runway extended from the current 1.5 kilometres to four kilometres. Wambora said the completed airport would have terminal buildings, warehouses, hangars, aprons and free trade zone. Construction would begin next year.
If completed, the Embu Airport will be Kenya’s seventh international gateway after Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Mombasa’s Moi, Kisumu’s Moi, Eldoret, Wajir and Isiolo. The Embu international gateway will be a big boost to horticulture and other producers in the county whose economy mainly relies on farming.