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Kenyan Airways Flight With Stranded East African's Lands at JKIA

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by kayundi2, Feb 28, 2011.

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    kayundi2 JF-Expert Member

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    [​IMG]A plane carrying Kenyans who had been stranded in crisis-hit Libya landed at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Monday morning after a 72-hour delay due to logistical problems.

    KQ flight 1322 arrived shortly after 8am. It was also carrying at least 60 nationals from other African countries.

    Kenya's ambassador to Libya Anthony Muchiri Mwaniki said they evacuated 90 Kenyans, including all embassy staff.

    Among the Nationalities whose Kenyan Government went to rescue include citizens of Uganda,Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Southern Sudan, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Lesotho and South Africa stranded in Libya.

    This number includes 12 Ugandans and 8 Tanzanian.This was done after a request was placed to the Kenyan Government by these countries to help them evacuate their citizens stranded in Tripoli.Kenya Airways will place them on connecting flights from its hub at JKIA.Nairobi.

    Kenya Airways has the most extensive Route in Africa with over 150 Ultra Modern planes on its fleet.It also connect most African Citizens to major cities in Europe and Asia
    New Vision Online : Ugandans evacuated from Libya
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    Thanks a lot our neigbour Kenyanians for helping our colleagues stranded at Tripol - Libya. But i would like to ask one question specifically to those goverments related to countries whereby our stranded colleagues originates. Where were they before our Kenya counterparts intervene into the saga to rescue their citizens?? Those responsible goverments have shown indeed gross negligence for their stranded citizen despite of the mere fact that, the situation at Tripol is a nightmare and quite untolerable!!
    I am just giving a call to Dictoctor Colonel Gadaffi that he should immediately stop killing innocent civilians!!! Thanks a lot for Kibaki-Raila Goverment for being keen on what is happening at Libya!! African goverments must learn from Kenyan Government the way they have responded promptly in a wake of Libya episode!! HARAMBEE!!!
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    Kenyans fleeing Libya say they were attacked
    By Wangui Kanina

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyans who fled unrest in Libya said on Monday they had faced attacks and hostility from Libyan citizens and officials who branded them as mercenaries supporting Muammar Gaddafi's rule.

    A Kenya Airways flight landed in Nairobi with 90 Kenyans and another 64 citizens from South Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Zambia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Burundi, according to officials.

    "We were being attacked by local people who said that we were mercenaries killing people. Let me say that they did not want to see black people," Julius Kiluu, a 60-year-old building supervisor, told Reuters.

    "Our camp was burnt down, and we were assisted by the Kenyan embassy and our company to get to the airport," he said.

    Libya's former ambassador to India, Ali-al-Essawi, told Reuters last week that African mercenaries were being used by Libya to crush protests, prompting some army troops to switch sides to the opposition.

    Another Kenyan worker said government officials were taking telephones, tearing open bags and throwing their contents onto piles at the packed airport in Tripoli.

    "When they saw a black person, they immediately saw a mercenary, and if you dared use your telephone in public, it was grabbed and the sim card removed. If your telephone was cheap you got it back, but if it was expensive it was pocketed," said Kenyan worker Francis Ndung'u.

    Antony Mwaniki, Kenya's ambassador to Libya, was among those aboard the flight from Libya.

    "We have evacuated 154 people of whom 90 are Kenyan nationals," he said.

    "The situation in Tripoli right now is calm ... but it would be difficult to know what will happen today, tomorrow or in a few days time so it was paramount and critical that we leave," he told reporters at Nairobi's international airport.

    But many Kenyans said they would return to Libya if it stabilised because they were earning good money in the north African country's construction sector.

    "If there is peace tomorrow I will go back, there are no jobs here and I was making a good salary," Kiluu said.
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    Among the Tanzanian's whom the Kenyan Government has evacuated from Tripoli include two children of the former President of Zanzibar, Dr. Salmin Amour.
    They will be leaving For Dar-es-salaam,this evening a board a Kenyan Airways flight from Nairobi.
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    TANMO JF-Expert Member

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    God Bless Kenyan Government, at least it knows the value of a human life...
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    Big up Kenya! You have done the rest of Africa really proud...
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    For once an african country does something right.Asante Kenya.
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    ..Much thanks to Kenya for the rescue.