Government orders Kenya Airways pilots not to strike

James Macharia, the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, at Crowne Plaza Nairobi hotel on September 22, 2016. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • James Macharia, the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, says strike by Kenya Airways pilots would affect airline’s turnaround strategy and attempt to get back to making profit.

  • He says it would also have damaging impact on normal functioning of Kenya.

The government on Thursday ordered a stop to a planned strike by Kenya Airways pilots, terming it an act of economic sabotage that could cost the airline up to Sh200 million a day.

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