A domestic airline has stopped Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho in his heels and sent him back to his lane after the coastal politician missed his flight and tried to pin the blame on them.
Joho on Friday accused Fly Safarink of alleged unprofessionalism and uncouth behaviour.
He took to social media to air his dissatisfaction with the airline even though he did not reveal exactly what caused the disagreement.
“In this ever increasingly competitive world, the aviation industry has no place for such unprofessional, unreliable and uncouth behaviour as exhibited by Fly Safarilink,” Joho wrote on Facebook.
In response to the governor, the airline noted that a complaint was not lodged so they could launch an internal query on the matter.
The airline did not waste time reminding him that he was late and that it would have been unfair to inconvenience others who were onboard.
According to Safarilink, the flight was scheduled to depart at 4 pm, and all passengers are required to check-in at least 30 minutes before departure time.
However, the furious county boss arrived at the airstrip four minutes after the plane had taken off.
“Dear Hon. Hassan Joho, Thank you for your feedback and although you did not share your complaint we respond as follows. Our scheduled flight from Vipingo Ridge, to Nairobi, departs at 16:00 hrs and the check-in counters close 30 minutes before the flight departs,” noted Safari Link.
The domestic carrier offered to rebook the governor’s ticket to another date without any penalties, but it appeared the wealthy politician did want to accept their offer.
He must have been in a bad mood because in other news today, he was sentenced to 60 days in jail or a Ksh 250,000 fine for contempt of court.
The governor was charged alongside Changamwe MCA, Bernard Ogutu.
Justice Munyao Sila, who delivered the verdict on Friday, stated that breaking the law is not heroic and urged leaders to set a good example.
Despite being found culpable, Justice Munyao stated that the Governor who appeared in court showed no remorse.
In addition to the fine, the governor will be held liable for any damages suffered by the plaintiff as a result of the incident.
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