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Kenya Airways Pilots on Strike Will Face Disciplinary Action

Kenya Airways pilots on strike will face disciplinary action if they do not return to work immediately, the government said on Sunday, as thousands of passengers were stranded for a second day due to dozens of new flight cancellations.

The Kenya Airline Pilots Association (KALPA) began the strike at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 6 a.m. (0300 GMT) on Saturday, defying a court order prohibiting industrial action and exacerbating the national carrier’s woes.

“Given KALPA’s defiance and total disregard for the existing court order – which is central to the rule of law,” Transport Minister Kipchumba Murkomen said in a statement. “I urge the pilots to be mindful of the consequences of defying a court order and to return to work as soon as possible because impunity is not an option,” the newly appointed minister said.

The African Report