Kenya Airways says flights to Britain remain normal
03 February 2014, 09:12
Nairobi - National carrier, Kenya Airways said Saturday its flights to Britain are operating normally and dismissed rumors that it has canceled flights to London over impending terror attacks in Nairobi.
The airline's CEO Dr. Titus Nakuni said the national carrier is flying to London seven times a week as usual and urged customers to ignore any information to the contrary.
Naikuni's statement comes hours after British High Commissioner to Kenya Christian Turner and the Kenyan government dismissed such rumors on social media warning of an impending terror attack in Nairobi by Al-Qaida allied terror group, Al-Shabaab.
"Rumors that UK has cancelled flights to Kenya are not true," Turner said in his official twitter account.
Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Interior Mutea Iringo said the government will not tolerate those misusing the social media platforms to cause panic among Kenyans at a time when security forces were on high alert to ensure safety of the people.