Posta to deliver passports to Kenyans

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The Postal Corporation of Kenya and the ImmigrationDepartment of Kenya on Thursday signed an MOU to have passports delivered toapplicants.

Post-Master General Dan Kagwe and Immigration DepartmentDirector-General Alexander Muteshi signed the MOU and the initiative will befully operational in September.

“Through the initiative, passport applicants will not haveto visit our offices to pick ready passports.

“This will significantly save time for applicants, reducecongestion in our offices, and help in the fight against the spread of COVID-19,”tweeted the Immigration Department.

International flights are set to resume on Saturday, August1, 2020, and there were concerns over congestion at the immigration offices.

Earlier this week, Kenya Airways board Chairman MichaelJoseph spoke on the scheduled resumption of international flights this Saturdaysaying the national carrier is well-prepared.

Speaking on an interview on a local TV station, Joseph saidhe expects numbers to be quite low for a start but will pick with time.

“The wait has been a long one for us…it is a little bitnervous in terms of will we get enough passengers? Will all the protocols putin place work well?

“We have been freighters for the past few months so it isnot completely new but still it would be nice to know that we will have fullflights,” he said.

Adding: “Our passenger load looks pretty good so far… thefirst days will be quite low, I think, probably around 60% - 65%.”

Joseph added everyone who boards a plane will have theirtemperature checked and masks will be worn at all times except during meals.

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