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Police Questioned Over Looting During Kenya Airport Fire

By    |   Monday, 12 Aug 2013 10:59 AM

Police officers and airport workers are being questioned over suspected acts of looting during Wednesday’s fire at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi.
 
Investigators said some of the acts had been caught on security cameras. Stolen items included cash and alcohol, the BBC reported.
 
The cause of Wednesday's fire at JKIA, one of Africa’s busiest airports, has not yet been determined.
 
Seven police officers, including an inspector, are being questioned over suspected looting.
 
"It is embarrassing because some of them concentrated on looting instead of raising alarms,” an investigator told Agence-France Presse."We're questioning all of them. Police officers, immigration staff, civilians who work in other areas and even taxi drivers."
 
The suspects could appear in court on Monday, Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper reported.
 
The fire took approximately four hours to bring under control, by which time the airport’s arrivals hall had been gutted.
 
Kenyatta said on Friday that there was no evidence that the incident involved improvised explosive devices or was terrorism related. He added that "those responsible for negligence will have to be punished."
 
The airport is a regional hub, serving more than 16,000 passengers daily, and its closure caused widespread disruption. Operations have resumed there, and both domestic and international flights are running.

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