A Kenya Airways employee who was suspended from work last week for filming the arrival of a Chinese flight at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has been reinstated.
Kenya Airways on Thursday told High Court Justice Weldon Korir that it had lifted Gire Ali’s suspension while police said they will not be preferring any criminal charges against him.
Gire took a video of a China Southern Airlines flight with 239 passengers landing at JKIA from China, where coronavirus has killed over 3,000 people and infected over 80,000 others. He was accused of breaching airport security procedures and was suspended to the pave way for investigations into his conduct.
On Wednesday, Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia described Gire as a criminal who should be in jail.
“He was not a whistleblower but a person who breached national security…JKIA is a security installation and no one is allowed to film it secretly,” CS Macharia told MPs.