Family says Paul Manyasi who fell from London skies not their son, 'sets record straight'
Sky TV reported that Paul, who was 29, was a cleaner with Colnet company at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. In an interview, the stowaway's girlfriend and colleague at Colnet, confirmed to SKY that Paul went missing at the end of June, around the same time a body was reported to have dropped off the KQ plane. Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) yesterday said that it could not find any individual named Paul Manyasi in the JKIA pass register. The authority further clarified that any person working at the airport required an access pass and that the name Manyasi could not be traced from the airport pass biometric register. The puzzle of the stowaway who started his journey from the JKIA has raised questions about the effectiveness of security checks. Today, Colnet Limited Kenya also denied that they had such an employee in its records. “Colnet is aware of the incident by way of fact that there were investigations carried out on the stowaway incident and the company has provided its employees’ record and information to the investigative authorities which confirm that there is no employee by the name Paul Manyasi,” the cleaning company said. The Metropolitan Police Service yesterday said it was still investigating the circumstances surrounding the death and was in the process of identifying the stowaway. “Sky News has provided us with images of Paul Manyasi,” the force’s media and communication manager Chioma Dijeh said. The stowaway's body is being held at a London mortuary. His death is not being treated as suspicious and an inquest will be held after police close investigations.
"Tuligombana kwa simu ndio maana hatujaongea tangu 2017" Babake Cedrick Shivonje anayedaiwa kuwa Paul Manyasi #LeoMashinani @loftymatambo @WillyLusige https://t.co/BztgQeArOH pic.twitter.com/6lCH70cpxi— ktn (@KTNKenya) November 13, 2019
He was likely to have been exposed to temperatures as low as -63C during the flight, potentially bringing on hypothermia.
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