Kenyans who were stranded in China finally arrive home

By K24Tv Team On Sun, 10 May, 2020 12:37 | < 1 min read
The airline recorded a $122m (Ksh13 billion) net loss in 2019 attributed to higher operating costs. [PHOTO | FILE]
The airline recorded a $122m (Ksh13 billion) net loss in 2019 attributed to higher operating costs. [PHOTO | FILE]

Kenyans who were stuck in China because of the coronavirus pandemic that started in the Asian country are finally home.

The 165 Kenyans landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport early Sunday morning at 2.50 am after departing from Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Airport on Saturday at 8.27 pm.

Kenya’s Ambassador to China, Sarah Serem, saw the Kenyans off.

“This flight is among several humanitarian flights mounted by the national carrier, with the support of the Government of Kenya, to being back home Kenyans who are stranded across different parts of the world,” said Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Allan Kilavuka.

On May 7, another long-awaited ‘repatriation’ flight from India landed in Nairobi, bringing home 234 Kenyans who had been stuck in the South Asia country.

“There are Kenyans stranded across different parts of the world who want to come back home, which is why we have been arranging for the flights. We are honored to be playing our part in reuniting our fellow Kenyans with their loved ones and we will continue to do so when we are called upon to”

“It is important that our passengers feel safe and are comfortable when taking these flights with us and we have taken the necessary steps to guarantee this. The required Ministry of Health protocols take effect upon arrival at JKIA,” said Kilavuka.

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