President Kenyatta to launch direct flights from Kenya to New York  15th Oct 2018

President Uhuru Kenyatta will be at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on October 28 to officially launch Kenya’s direct flights to New York, State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena said on Sunday.

In a press briefing at State Lodge, Kakamega, said: “The President will be excited to join Kenyans at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to launch the first direct flight from Africa to New York.”

Kanze Dena said the direct flights are aimed at opening the country to more investors, tourists and strengthening the partnership with Kenya and the East African Community.

She further said that President Kenyatta in partnership with Kenya Airways will reward two Kenyan youth who have excelled in different fields with tickets to board the maiden flight.

The highly publicised trip will see Africa’s first female Dreamliner captain, Irene Koki fly President Kenyatta in the inaugural flight.

At the same time, the State House spokesperson confirmed that President Kenyatta will lead this year’s Mashujaa Day at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County.


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