KQ Cancels Flights over Insecurity

Kenya Airways (KQ) has cancelled flights after citing insecurity.

The two flights scheduled to depart on Tuesday night were cancelled after reports of widespread unrest were reported in Sudan.

A Kenya Airways flight lands at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. PHOTO: Courtesy

In a statement sent on their Twitter handle, KQ stated they would cancel flights KQ 348 NBO-KRT scheduled for departure at 11:20 pm and another flight KQ 349 KRT-NBO departing at 2:05 am.

The airline stated it was monitoring the situation in the country undergoing a transition before advising its affected passengers accordingly.

This comes after a section of intelligence officers in Sudan were reported to have begun shooting in the air lamenting what they termed as unfair compensation.

The country’s Information minister Faisal Mohamed Salah called on the mutinous officers to hand over their weapons on Tuesday.

Sudan went into a near collapse after its long-time dictatorial leader Omar al-Bashir was ousted after 30 years in power.

The country would negotiate a transition Government between the military and civilians to fill up the power vacuum.


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