Kenya Airways has maintained it will continue flying to Ebola-hit West African countries as it sends two health specialists on a fact finding mission to Liberia.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has also added his voice to the growing concerns saying, ‘We should not shun West Africa.’
Similarly the national carrier has affirmed it will not issue travel advisory for passengers wishing to travel to the affected countries.
Kenya Airway’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Titus Naikuni has said they have not seen advisory from World Health Organization (WHO) and IATA calling for suspension of flights.
“We are not health experts, we work with advice from IATA and WHO,” said Naikuni.
Transport Cabinet Secretary, Michael Kamau reacted on suspension of Korean Air as ‘Airlines prerogative on routes.’
Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) managing Director, Lucy Mbugua has been appointed to chair a multi-agency team formed to address the Ebola menace.
Health Minister, Michael Macharia said 31 health specialists will be deployed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to help screen passengers from West Africa.
He confirmed, the 31 “Are not part of health workers planning to strike over unpaid dues.”