KQ pilots ordered to call off strike

The government of Kenya has ordered the Kenya Airways (KQ) pilots to call off the strike the are planning just a day after they issued a seven-day notice.

In a statement to newsrooms, the government  called for the immediate withdrawal of the strike notice by KALPA terming it as economic and national sabotage.

“Neither negotiation nor mediation options were sought by KALPA,” read the statement in part.

On Thursday, October 13, the Kenya Airways Board had threatened to stop selling tickets on its networks if the Kenya Airline Pilot Association (KALPA) does not withdraw its strike notice.

The pilots’ union issued a seven-day strike notice on Tuesday, October 11 to press for the firing of the carrier’s Chief Executive, Mbuvi Ngunze, and the chair of its board, Dennis Awori.

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