KCAA worker jumps to death from control tower

Police in Mombasa are investigating a suspected case of suicide by a Kenya Civil Aviation Authority employee.

The worker, an aerodrome control officer, is alleged to have jumped from the Air traffic control tower at Mombasa International Airport on Friday.

He died on the spot.

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KCAA Director General Gilbert Kibe, in a statement sent to newsrooms, said he lost his life ‘after jumping from the control tower in unclear circumstances’.

“The family of the deceased was informed and our pertinent officers are working closely with relevant authorities to investigate the incident. Staff on duty and those affected will undergo counseling sessions to cope with the loss and grief,” he said.  

He added that the board was in support of the air traffic control officers during the time as they had ‘lost a valuable member of the team’.

The body of the employee has since been moved to Agha Khan Hospital mortuary. 

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