Kenya Airways has accused the Democratic Republic of Congo of mistreating the airline by detaining its employees.

Kenya Airways planes at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya are under scrutiny for customs issues. The airline accuses Congolese authorities of harassment for detaining two staff members despite a court order for their release. Kenya’s government is also unhappy with the arrest and detention of its citizens abroad. Employees were reportedly detained for incomplete customs documentation regarding valuable cargo. Kenya Airways expressed concern over the treatment of its innocent staff and called it harassment. The Kenyan government vows to protect its citizens and is actively engaging on the matter. The airline had not yet taken possession of the cargo when the employees were detained. A court has ordered the release of the employees for due process. Congo’s government spokesperson is expected to respond to the accusations.

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