Kenya Airways’ Booking Offices In Kisumu And Johannesburg To Remain Closed On Monday

By Samuel Ouma

Kenya Airways (KQ) on Sunday announced the closure of its booking offices in Kisumu, Kenya, and Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday, March 20, 2023.

In a statement, KQ said the closure is due to the expected mass protests in the two cities.

“All our other offices within our network including the airport offices in Johannesburg and Kisumu will be operational,” read the statement in part.

The airline apologized to its clients for any inconvenience caused by the closure of the offices.

“Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused by the closure of the offices. The safety and wellbeing of our employees and customers are our highest priority,” KQ added.

In Kenya, the anti-government protests were called by the opposition leader Raila Odinga over electoral injustice, high cost of living and high taxation.

In South Africa, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, led by Julius Malema, will demand a national shutdown due to the problems bedeviling the country.

The protests are anticipated to bring activities to a standstill and paralyze transportation in the two cities.

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