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dc.contributor.authorKanyi, Paul Muthee
dc.contributor.authorKamau, P.K.
dc.contributor.authorMireri, C.
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-20T07:08:18Z
dc.date.available2016-06-20T07:08:18Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationIOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS) Volume 21, Issue 6, Ver. 3 (June. 2016) PP 23-41 e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/14779
dc.descriptionResearch paperen_US
dc.description.abstractThe aviation sector is one of the most important sectors for any country especially its ability to promote interconnectedness within countries as well as between countries. However, the sector faces many risks caused by various emergencies and accidents associated with the sector, and much so in the precincts of airports. The impact of these accidents causes monumental social, economic and environmental consequences to victims. The exponential growth of the sector in the country calls for special attention by relevant stakeholders to devise strategies to address disaster preparedness issues. This is especially due to the fact that the country has already experienced a number of aviation disasters and mishaps related to the industry. Consequently, this study sought to assess the security preparedness and adherence to international civil aviation (ICAO) standards at Wilson airport. This study was carried out at Wilson airport located in Nairobi West. The qualitative design was applied in this study to analyze and describe the effects of land use changes on airport and flight safety in a rapidly growing aviation sector. A total of respondents 216 respondents were targeted by the study (including 150 members of the community, 30 aviation regulators, 30 air operators and 6 service providers) out of which 195 responded (including 132 members of the community, 28 aviation regulators, 29 air operators and 6 service provider) giving a response rate of 90%. Primary data was collected by use of questionnaires, interview guide and Focused Group Discussions while Secondary data were collected from written or published records and maps from the Kenya National Bureau of statistics. Quantitative data was analysed by use of descriptive statistics such as frequencies and percentages while qualitative data was analysed using content analysis. On the general security of Wilson airport, the study found that 22 (38.6%) of the respondents indicated that the Wilson Airport is not safe.Regarding the safety and security of Wilson Airport, the study found out that 37 (64.9%) of the respondents disagreed that the entry gates at the airport are under tight security control, 36 (63.2%) of the respondents disagreed that the entry into airport buildings are under tight security control and25 (43.9%) of the respondents disagreed that the security personnel at the airport are well trained. Regarding adherence to ICAO standards, it was found that protection of security areas from unauthorized access, the use of signs providing a deterrent by warning of facility boundaries as well notifying of the consequences for violation and identification systems for employees or authorized tenant access to various areas of the airport was done to a small extenten_US
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dc.subjectAirport securityen_US
dc.subjectICAO standardsen_US
dc.subjectpreparednessen_US
dc.titleAssessment Of The Security Preparedness and adherence to International Civil Aviation Standards at Wilson Airport, Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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