Sunday, May 26, 2024

KQ Manager in DRC Lydia Maloba released

Kenya Airways (KQ) manager in the Democratic Republic of Congo Lydia Maloba Mbotela has been released.

Confirming her release from the military amp where she was being held in Kinshasa was Foreign Affairs PS Korir Sing’oei who thanked the teams that worked hard to negotiate her release.

“Deeply grateful to inform that Lydia Mbotela, KQ Manager in DRC, has just been released by the authorities in Kinshasa. I commend the team at our Mission: our Military Attaché, the FRO and the Charge d’affaires, for this incredible work of negotiating our compatriot’s release.” said the PS.

Lydia was arrested on April 29th, 2024 alongside her colleague Olivier Lufungula and detained at a military camp despite orders by the court to release them.

Speaking on Sunday, the family of Lydia noted the sleepless night they have endured praying that their loved one will soon be released and join them.

“We are praying. We are trusting in God but we need the government to come through and help us find a solution for this,” said the manager’s daughter Yvonne Mary Maneno

They continued by calling on the government to intervene on the issue saying that it was beyond Kenya Airways.

“We appeal to the government to listen to our appeal and take action that will secure the freedom of our daughter and her colleague,” said Lydia’s father

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