Monday, 19 May 2014

Miffed by Fly540, Bishop Kosgey turns to Jambojet

When I received these photos from a fellow blogger who had an opportunity of being on the same Jambojet flight with Bishop Jackson Kosgey, the father of the luminary singer Emmy Kosgey, I decided to weigh in on the Fly540 infamy by pouring my African Ink as libation to the gods of justice.      


Jambojet Staff help Bishop Kosgey disembark plane
In light of Bishop Kosgey’s inhumane treatment by Fly540 staff, I should reconsider my supposition that all human beings are born with an internal moral compass irrespective of whether they worship Greek mythological gods or are devoid of any affinity to matters deity like the Free Thinkers Association of Kenya atheist flock.      

What exacerbates the matter is the overt admission by their CEO in an interview with Nairobi News that it is the company’s policy not to carry disabled passengers.


By the mere fact the Bishop is a member of the Kenya Consumer Protection Advisory Committee, a statutory Government of Kenya agency, he would have been neglecting his duty and inadvertently acquiesced to blatant discrimination if he did not voice his protestations about the plight of disabled people on this airline.  


If Fly540 staff have the temerity to make a member of the Kenya Consumer Protection Advisory Committee and renowned public figure crawl out of their aircraft, one has to wonder how they treat other hapless disabled folk.  


What exacerbates the matter is the overt admission by their CEO in an interview with Nairobi News that it is the company’s policy not to carry disabled passengers. Follow these links for Fly540’S policy on the (http://www.fly540.com/assistance.php; http://www.fly540.com/onboard.php; http://www.fly540.com/terms.php).


This begs the question whether the company is alive to the fact that IATA regulations stipulate that Passengers with reduced mobility (PRM) and other disabilities must have equal or equivalent access to the services available to the general public. It is equally clear that airlines will need to absorb the costs within their business models. 


Instead of feeding us “X-rated nonsense” every morning as Sunday Nation’s Columnist Mutiga Muriithi would put it, radio stations should one morning unanimously dedicate to Fly540 Mbona Mbona” the track by Daddy Owen feat. Denno rallying Kenyans to be empathetic to the plight of the disabled.