This afternoon, after enormous public pressure, China Southern Airlines has stated that it has suspended its flights to Kenya.
“Due to the decreasing volume of passenger flow, China Southern Airlines has made necessary adjustments by suspending flights connecting Guangzhou, Changsha and Nairobi until further notice,” read a statement posted on the embassy’s Twitter page.
However, Kenyanbusinessfeed.com will be sxanning the flight radars app to bring you the truth since last tiem the airline said they had suspended flights to Kenya, that did not happen.
On 10th February 2020, the airline decided to suspend its flights to Kenya. The airline initially operated four weekly direct flights to Kenya between Nairobi-Changsha, and Nairobi-Guangzou since June last year. However, data from flightstats spoke of a different scenario.
The Kenya Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Chinese Embassy on 26th February, 2020 lied, after a video shwoign the China Southern Airline aircraft landing at JKIA, that the airline has resumed flights to Kenya a that day.
“This lie was meant to cover up the filming of a China Southern Airline, which was supposed to be suspended landing at JKIA yesterday,” a person privy to the matter had stated.
Kenya has been grappling between suspending business with the biggest country that has been giving it loans.
China has been bullying countries it does business with to stop discriminating its citizens. Early this week, the Chinese Embassy in Russia had accused Russia of ” discriminatory anti-coronavirus measures against Chinese nationals”.
The complaint, detailed in an embassy letter to the city’s authorities and published by Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta late on Tuesday, deplored what it called “ubiquitous monitoring” of Chinese nationals, including on public transport in Moscow.
Yesterday, the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) at the Ministry of Health Dr. Rashid Amani had stated words akin to what China had told RUssia, pointing to a country on auto-pilot with press reeases done directly from the Chinese Embassy in Nairobi.
Authorities in Moscow have also been carrying out raids on potential carriers of the virus – individuals at their homes or hotels – and using facial recognition technology to enforce quarantine measures.
It seems Nairobi has followed suit and as the High Court has ordered Kenya Defence FOrces (KDF) to look for and quarantine all the 239 passengers of the China SOuthern Airline that landed on 26th February 2019.
Mark you, the statement by the Chinese Embassy in Nairobi suspending all China Southern Flights was made after the High Court judge James Makau had suspended all flights.
KenyanBusinessFeed.com suports all measures to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus in Kenya.
Kenyan Business Feed is the top Kenyan Business Blog. We share news from Kenya and across the region. To contact us with any alert, please email us to [email protected]