Sen Mutula explains law which protects suspended KQ employee

He should be promoted and his boss fired

Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr explains law which protects suspended Kenya Airways (KQ) employee Gire Ali

Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr on Friday came to the defense of Gire Ali, a Kenya Airways (KQ) employee who was suspended indefinitely.

Senator Mutula argued that Kenyan laws protect citizens who disseminate information for public interest.

The Senator quoted Article 232 of the Constitution which outlines the values and principles of public service arguing: "This patriot should be promoted and his boss fired . This order will be reversed by any Court . Public interest is more important than management interests."

Mr Gire was handed a letter enforcing his indefinite suspension after his employer alleged that he took and shared a video of China Southern airlines flight that landed at JKIA on Wednesday evening.

Self-quarantine

The plane ferrying a majority of Chinese nationals was allowed to dock at the airport and the 239 passengers on board were allowed entry into Kenya.

The matter caused uproar among Kenyans online who castigated the government for allowing the passengers entry while Kenyan students in China have not been allowed to return to Kenya.

Health CAS Rashid Aman on Thursday stated that the China Southern flights could not be barred entry since it would be an act of discrimination.

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