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Jeremy Clarkson: British TV Host Claims JKIA is The Stupidest Airport

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Jeremy Clarkson claimed JKIA was the stupidest airport. Photo/IMDB.

British car reviewer and TV host Jeremy Clarkson has taken a dig at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Clarkson had started a thread on X on the stupidest airport and suggested Madrid in Spain but another person said Lagos had the stupidest airport.

“Let’s have a group chat. What’s the stupidest airport in the world? I’ll go first. Madrid,” he posted.

Clarkson had a quick change of heart and retorted Nairobi was the stupidest.

“OK. I’ll take Lagos but if we are in Africa, I’ll raise you IN Nairobi,” Clarkson added.

The TV host’s sentiments led to mixed reactions with some agreeing and others criticising his tweet.

One Kenyan even claimed Clarkson was being racist for his opinion and blamed Larry Madowo for fuelling it.

“Your racist sentiment on Nairobi is majorly fuelled by Western media like NN, and BBC that highlights the negatives on Africa,”

“Sadly, these negative perceptions on the African continent are amplified by black African news reporters from Kenya, and Nigeria, working for CNN especially Larry Madowo of Kenya,” Dennis Ouma tweeted.

Madowo has been critical of JKIA and blamed Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen for its poor state.

WoK, previously reported on the war of words between the CNN journalist and CS Murkomen over JKIA.

Murkomen had appeared on Citizen TV where he blasted Madowo for always exposing the poor state of the airport, instead of highlighting the positives.

“I saw Larry taking videos at the airport. I was laughing because Larry was with us in the country for the last 50 years when that airport was like that. Suddenly because he lives in ‘majuu’ his eyes are open and realizes that there is no shade when you exit JKIA. It is not news that JKIA does not have a canopy for shielding passengers,”

“It is a fact. I want to tell Kenyans that by the time we go to the next elections, we will have a new terminal at least complete or almost complete that will make JKIA a more competitive airport with facilities that are enviable and make us an aviation hub,” Murkomen said.