KQ Denies Flying Unlicensed Pilot for 8 Years, Calls it Fake News

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KQ Denies Flying Unlicensed Pilot for 8 Years, Calls it Fake News

Kenya Airways has dismissed as fake news a social media report claiming that a pilot without a licence had been flying its planes for eight years. The national carrier said in a statement on Saturday that it had never employed a pilot who did not have the necessary qualifications and certifications. The statement added that Kenya Airways operates in a highly regulated environment and undergoes regular audits from various regulators across its network.

The airline also said that all its pilots and crew are subjected to rigorous training, background and security checks before they are hired. This includes verifying their documents from the institutions where they received their training.

Kenya Airways further said that all its pilots’ licences are issued and renewed annually by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), which ensures that they meet the required standards of knowledge and experience.

The airline urged Kenyans to ignore the false report, which it said was meant to tarnish its reputation and mislead the public. The report came at a time when the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has ordered the Inspector General of Police to investigate a case of a fake lawyer who had been representing clients in court without a licence.

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