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Detained staff members freed; Kenya Airways to resume flights to Kinshasa

Detained staff members freed; Kenya Airways to resume flights to Kinshasa

[ad_1] Nairobi, Kenya —  Kenya Airways said Monday that it would resume flights to Kinshasa after military authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo released two of its employees who were detained last month. The airline announced on April 29 that it would suspend flights to the DRC capital, calling the arrests “unlawful.” “Kenya Airways confirms that military authorities have unconditionally released our two employees who had been detained since 19 April 2024,” Kenya’s flag carrier said in a statement. “With the necessary ground support in place, we are pleased to announce that Kenya Airways will resume flights to Kinshasa on 8 May 2024.” Earlier, the Kenyan government had announced the release of one of the employees. “Deeply grateful to inform that Lydia Mbotela, KQ [Kenya Airways] manager in DRC, has just been released by the authorities in Kinshasa,” Korir Sing’Oei, Kenya’s principal secretary for foreign affairs, said on X, formerly Twitter. The two employees, who work at the airline’s office in Kinshasa, were arrested on April 19 by a military intelligence unit, according …