KQ whistleblower Gire Ali resumes work

Suspended KQ employee Gire Ali and his lawyer Danstan Omari during a past media interview.PHOTO COURTESY

Gire Ali the Kenya Airways employee suspended for filming and sharing a video of a China Southern airline aircraft landing at the Jomo Kenyatta international airport has resumed work.

His advocate Danstan Omari said that Ali reported back to work on Thursday morning after the high court revoked his suspension letter last week.

His resumption came just a few hours before the court stopped his arrest and prosecution.

Cabinet Secretary for Transport James Macharia had on Wednesday informed the parliamentary committee on health that they are investigating Ali, and if found to have committed a crime he will be arrested and prosecuted.

Ali filmed the drama that ensued when the China Southern Airlines flight landed at the airport amidst resistance from airport security officials

The Ministry of Health confirmed that the flight arrived in Kenya on 26th February with 239 passengers on board and directed all passengers to self-quarantine themselves for 14 days sparking a public outcry from Kenyans.

On Wednesday, Interior PS Karanja Kibicho said they were unable to trace the 239 passengers and quarantine them for 21 days as ordered by a court in Nairobi last Friday.

New infections of Corona Virus have put the continent on high alert.

So far, five infections have been confirmed in Subsaharan Africa, four in Senegal and one in Nigeria.

All the eight confirmed cases are of visitors who had flown in from Europe.