Kenya Airports Authority Denies Sky News Report on Identity of KQ Stowaway

Passengers alight from a Kenya Airways aircraft (file photo).
13 November 2019

Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has denied reports in Sky News that identified the Kenya Airways stowaway who fell from a plane into a London garden earlier this year.

While Sky News named the stowaway as Paul Manyasi, who worked for cleaning company Colnet, Kenya Airports Authority says the name does not appear on the airport's Pass Bio Metric Register.

The British broadcaster said it had tracked down the girlfriend of the 29-year-old, who has been missing since July, and confirmed that he worked as a cleaner at the airport.

According to Sky News, the pair worked as cleaners at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Manyasi would have endured sub-zero temperatures in the aircraft's outer mechanisms.

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