Following a strike by airport workers, hundreds of passengers were stranded at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.Workers are unhappy about plans to merge the airport authority and the national airline. The strike, by late afternoon, Kenya Airways said most of its affected departing flights had been rescheduled. However, some regional flights have also been cancelled. Airports in Mombasa, Eldoret and Kisumu were also affected.The government has condemned the strike as illegal, while Kenyan air force personnel were brought in to help screen passengers. Earlier in the day, there were clashes at Nairobi airport between demonstrating workers and paramilitary riot police. A key figure in organising the strike, Kenya Aviation Workers Union secretary-general Moss Ndiema, was arrested. A report on the privately owned Daily Nation newspaper’s website said he had been “roughed up”.