Court stops suspension, arrest of Kenya Airways employee Gire Ali

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Kenya Airways’ decision to suspend employee Gire Ali has been suspended by a Nairobi court after he moved to court to challenge the move.

At the same time, the court also stopped the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) from arresting and charging Mr. Gire.

Gire moved to court on Monday stating that Kenya Airway seems to be keen on punishing him for exposing to the nation a threat to their lives.

He also argues that he is facing imminent threat of arrest and arraignment before a criminal court to answer to criminal charges of terrorism.

“That the charges preferred against the Applicant/Petitioner arise out of an alleged act of video recording of China Southern Airline Aircraft at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and circulation of the video clip on social media on 26th February 2020,” read the court papers.