Riot police used tear gas to disperse the striking workers [Thomas Mukoya/Reuters]

Hundreds of travellers were stranded at Nairobi’s international airport as a strike prompted by a labour dispute grounded flights and riot police deployed to disperse striking workers.

With flights grounded since midnight on Tuesday, passengers were advised on Wednesday morning not to come to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – East Africa’s busiest according to the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) – until further notice.

“Kenya Airways regrettably wishes to inform its customers and the general public that due to the illegal strike by Kenya Aviation Workers

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