Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Controversy Surrounding Delta Airlines Nairobi Flights cancellation

Since the beginning it has all been about false starts.Delta Airlines has finally cancelled its plan to start direct flights between Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi to its hub in Atlanta,USA.
According to inside sources,Delta's anticipated virgin flight to Nairobi which was supposed to take place on June 3 got cancelled just within 24 hours before take off.
Its said that US Department of Homeland Security gave direct instruction to Delta Airlines after it became apparently clear that the Somalia based Al-Shabaab Militant group may have planned to target the airlines flights by shooting them down or trying to plant bombs on them

This incident has taken the Kenyan government by surprise and the US Embassy in Nairobi because they have all been planning to welcome the flight at June 3rd on 4.00PM.Among those who have got a rude shock include Transport Minister Chirau Mwakwere who was expected to be in Delta plane expected at Nairobi and Hon.Prime Minister Raila Odinga who was supposed to be at the airport to welcome the flight.Am very sorry for the Delta Staff who had been recruited prior to this incident