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Backlash As Jambo Jet Refutes Racism Claims



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Supposed to be Kenya’s budget airline, Jambojet has over the years met huge backlash as the Alan Kilavuka managed airline has failed to provide quality services to Kenyans particularly. Over the years Jambojet has faced problems with time, delaying flights more occasionally than not, however, allegations of racism that the company is now facing can not be ignored.

On Monday evening at around 1700 hrs, in a classic case of delayed Jambojet flights, flight number 8604 supposed to have left Nairobi at 1000 hrs for Mombasa was still stuck at JKIA, interestingly, white people were quickly separated from the others and assigned to new flights while black folk was told to either wait until the next day or book other flights.

Refuting these claims via their Twitter account Jambojet denied the claims, the reason the flight was delayed was because there was an airplane stuck on the mombasa runway they said;

The reply, however, sparked even more backlash as passengers who had undergone the same treatment took to social media to lament. One twitter user, Mitchelson claimed the fact that Jambojet said their priority to protect passengers starting with families with kids was a blunt lie as there was still families with kids not fend to as early as 0500hrs.

By 2100hrs Monday, no white person on flight 8604 remained at the JKIA, they had all been hived off to other flights, countless black folk was still tweeting from the cold floors.

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Here are some of the passengers remarks during the whole ordeal:




The story has sparked debate on the racism issue in the country, apparently during the festive season the favouritism when you have lesser melanin is rampant.

Countless allegations from countless people can’t be ignored, the sad state of affairs at the airline meant to cater for the more common Kenyan should be taken seriously. In a public airport, events such as yesterday’s clearly take us several steps behind.I don’t see why there are still cases of privileged skin color in 2019

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