Missionary Group Suspends Air Operations In Kenya | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 04.16.18

Airborne-UnManned 04.17.18

Airborne 04.18.18

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18

Airborne 04.20.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 04.16.18

Airborne-UnManned 04.17.18

Airborne 04.18.18

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18

Airborne 04.20.18

Mon, Jan 07, 2008

Missionary Group Suspends Air Operations In Kenya

Political Upheaval Triggers Riots

Politically-triggered violence which has rocked Kenya for a week, and claimed more than 300 lives, caused Mission Aviation Fellowship Thursday to suspend all its flights in the country.

The ministry told the Christian Post it had received non-stop requests for help from people desperate to flee deadly clashes between police and anti-government protesters. The violence exploded after a disputed December 27 presidential election in which opposition leader Raila Odinga accused President Mwai Kibaki of rigging the votes to ensure his re-election.

"The stories we heard were very, very sad," MAFs country director in Kenya, Bernard Terlouw, told The Christian Post. "This morning I saw trucks with riot police on Ngong road. Right now as I write one can see smoke rising from Kibera and from the Ngong road area we hear the sounds of shots. We can only pray that someone or something intervenes."

The Kenyan Red Cross reports at least 70,000 people have been displaced by the violence in western Kenya, including Christian missionaries who were no longer safe in their homes.

The ministry said it expected to resume flights Monday.

FMI: www.maf.org, www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ke.html/

Advertisement

More News

Airborne-Unmanned 04.17.18: XPO 2018, Drone Broadcasts, Airbus Inspection Drone

Also: NZ AFB Drone Incident, Police UAVs, Inaugural Drone Boot Camp, Predator 5M Flight Hours This is it! THE major unmanned exposition of the year -- AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 starts >[...]

Airborne 04.20.18: Continental Jet-A Seminole, SWA Fallout, NYC NIMBY's Helo's

Also: Teamsters Talk Allegiant, Coleman Young Airport, Miracle Flights, IN Av Repair Biz Cleared Piper has selected the Continental Motors CD-170 compression ignition engine fueled>[...]

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18: AMA Leadership, FAA Reauthorization, Coachella

Also: New French Regs, Drone Boot Camp, Public Safety Drone Standards, DroneShield Protects NASCAR It’s a little bit sad and yet a bit cool to see AMA make an exciting change>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.22.18)

"For those reasons, a key measure of success is not, 'Did we provide the most flights possible?' but 'Did we provide the most comfortable flights possible?'—for instance, by >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.22.18)

Aero Linx: The Airline Pilot's Historical Society The Airline Pilot's Historical Society is a non-profit, charitable foundation whose purpose is to educate through the preservation>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC