Govt to spend KES260m on S. Sudan evacuation
27 December 2013, 08:50
Nairobi - The evacuation of Kenyans trapped in the fighting in South Sudan may cost the government KES 260 million.
However, the government admitted that it does not know the exact number of Kenyans living in South Sudan, The Standard reports.
Kenya Airways partnered with the government to operate two chartered flights to carry out the rescue operation.
Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said buses were also being used in the evacuation and they had spent close to KES 100 million. Adding that one chartered plane costs KES 2.7 million.
By Thursday, two Kenya Airways planes had flown 232 Kenyans home.
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