Kenya airport fire pinned on electrical fault

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Source: Flightglobal.com
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Investigators have determined that the fire which severely damaged the arrival terminal at Nairobi's main airport was caused by an electrical fault.

The fire on 7 August ravaged the building at Jomo Kenyatta International and caused heavy disruption to flights.

Kenya's presidency states that foul play has been ruled out by a group of independent investigators including the FBI.

"The experts’ reports agree that the fire was an accident resulting from the electric distribution board," it adds in a statement.

Its disclosure follows a meeting between Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta and the country's US ambassador, Robert Godec, in Nairobi.