Kenya Airways at odds with DRC over detention of its staff

Kenya Airways called on the Congo to release its staffers who have been detained in the country despite an order for their release by a local court.

The flag carrier described the continued detention as a harassment by Congo’s military authorities, who kept the two employees in jail for alleged customs violations.

Kenya Airways, known as KQ, said on Friday the staffers were arrested in its airport office in the capital, Kinshasa, over missing documentation for cargo that the airline had not accepted.

The airline filed an application at the military court to have the staffers released and it was granted on Thursday, he said.

“Despite the court orders, the military intelligence unit is still holding them incommunicado,” the statement said.

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