Kenya Airways recently flew 170 Kenyan health volunteers to Freetown, Sierra Leone, and Monrovia, Liberia, on the two flights chartered by the African Union (AU).
Speaking after a visit to State House, Nairobi, with the health officials, Kenya Airways’ Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mbuvi Ngunze said it was a privilege to be chartered by the AU to fly the volunteers to the Ebola-hit countries.
Ngunze said: “We are incredibly honoured by the AU… to have won the bid to fly the health officials, who are on a mission to assist our brothers through the crisis.
“This mission in West Africa is an important example of African fighting spirit. It is about Africans finding solutions for Africa. It is important for us at Kenya Airways, as we are keen on the sustainability of Africa.”
Ngunze acknowledged that this mission might facilitate KQ’s re-entry into the two countries, after flights were suspended last August following the Ebola outbreak.
Flying the flag for Kenya
Kenya Airways reaffirmed its commitment to Kenyan rugby at a ceremony held to name the players to represent the country at the HSBC Sevens World Series 2014/15 events to be held in Wellington, New Zealand and Las Vegas, USA during February (results not known at the time of going to press). Speaking during the ceremony, Kenya Airways’ Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mbuvi Ngunze urged the team and the coaching staff to put their best foot forward.
“We remain committed, as the team’s official sponsors, to continue backing the boys and the technical bench to conquer the world and deliver the best possible results. We need to reclaim our position in top-flight rugby,” he said.
“We also pledge to support the growth and development of rugby in this country just as we have done over the years. It is our expectation that Kenya will become the pride of Africa, and indeed the whole world, on the rugby pitch.”