Court orders reinstatement for suspended KQ staff

By Nzioka Justin | Tuesday, Mar 3rd 2020 at 08:38
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Mr. Gire Ali, suspended KQ staff might be closer to getting justice served. This is after a court directive that Ali be recalled back to the job and that he should neither be arrested nor prosecuted.

Mr. Ali got suspended last week by Kenya Airways' management after he allegedly recorded and circulated a video of a Southern China plane that had arrived from China having 239 passengers on board.

Justice Weldon Korir ordered reinstatement for Mr. Gire Ali after he went to court, claiming that he was being targeted.

Through his lawyer Dunstan Omari, Ali testified how he saw the plane landing, contradicting an earlier communication by the KQ that there would be no flights from within China.

Ali noted how the flight remained unattended to for over one hour, with only the Chinese media team taking mobile phone photos and reporting everything.

Having ended his shift at 9.30 am, he [Ali] left for his two-days' off, but received a strang call on the same day between 2–3 pm requesting him to report to the KQ's corporate desk.

Mr. Ali ignored the summon after the caller failed to provide him with clear reasons for the summon, and whereby he got another call, which told him that he risked being taken by force, now that his location details were known.

Fearing for his life, Ali reported to Kahawa Wendani police station seeking for his placement in safe custody, though the police turned down his request and, instead, gave him a number which he was to call in case there arose any emergency.

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