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Passenger Dies Suddenly Aboard Kenya Airways Flight

Another passenger collapses and dies shortly after boarding a Kenya Airways plane in Nairobi.

The incident occurred at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at about 19.00 hours, Wednesday night of September 14.

A statement from the Corporate Communications Department of the Kenya Airways has confirmed the passenger’s death, without divulging the name.

But inside reports indicate that the deceased could be a top ranking politician in Kenya.

Indeed it happens it was later reported that the dead passenger was the Deputy Governor of Baringo.

According to Kenya Airways, the passenger who had just boarded flight 612 developed breathing difficulties.

The plane was about to take off heading to the Coastal City of Mombasa.

However before the plane taxied away, the unfortunate traveller succumbed to death.

Health and Security Personnel at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) were still handling the issue by the time we went to press.

The KQ Statement about the sudden death of a passenger aboard their plane

Strangely, this becomes the third death to occur in a Kenya Airways flight within less than a month now.

While many people blame Kenya Airways management, for this latest incident, others point fingers at the Kenya Airports Authority for poor medical and emergency services at the terminal.

Previous deaths connected to Kenya Airways

A 66 years old, male passenger died two weeks ago aboard a Kenya Airways Plane.

He was travelling from New-York to Nairobi on September 2, 2020 and he also developed breathing problems.

The KQ flight was rerouted to Morocco for the passenger to seek medical attention but was announced dead on arrival. 

Previously, on August 22,2022, another male traveller aboard the KQ003 lost his life during the journey.

Again the flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Casablanca but the passenger was already dead.

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