A Kenya Airways employee who was suspended after reporting on a Chinese plane at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport last month has been moved to another department.

Ali Gire was suspended on March 1 after recording a video of a plane landing at the airport with 239 passengers in the wake of the deadly coronavirus.

However, Gire challenged his suspension in court through his lawyer Danstan Omari, and Judge Weldon Korir quashed the letter from the KQ human resource manager until the employee’s case was heard and determined.

However, according to Ali who spoke to The Standard, instead of being reinstated as was directed by the court, he was instead deployed.

The court order was not obeyed fully by Kenya Airports Authority and Kenya Airways. Both of them have worked to ensure that I was blacklisted from accessing the air side indefinitely,” said Ali.

“The only time I was granted access was last week. It was so dramatic; I was given one hour and an escort to pick my personal items,” he added

“I believe that somebody had to take action, there must be a way people must be held accountable, because it is not the first time the line manager was neglecting or was an impediment to our safety. Sharing the video was my way of showing concern, even to the public,”

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