If you are a person who is ever curious to know why things are the way they are like I am, then I guess you have always wondered why the Kenya Airways is abbreviated as KQ and not KA. This used to confuse me and I decided to carry out some research.
Found in 1946, The East African Airways served the three East African countries; Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania with it's headquarters in Nairobi. The three countries also were members of the East African Community (EAC). Image: Courtesy. However, in 1977, the East African Community was dissolved due to following reasons: Kenya demanded more seats than other countries, disagreement with the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin who forced Tanzania to leave the Community among others.
Most Kenyans have been asking this common question over and over again. Why is Kenya Airways referred to as KQ as its abbreviation and not KA as it should. Well, today you get the reason behind this anomaly and hope you pass on the message to the unknowing public. The government owned airline has been in existence and in business since 1977 when it was first flagged off just immediately after the dissolution of the East African Airways. This anomaly came about after the regional serving airline that was Eas
A Kenyan pilot, Captain John Kiniti is lauded for his patriotic act that gave birth to the now national carrier Kenya Airways. The Standard reports that in 1977, Kiniti was an employee of the East African Airways based in Tanzania’s capital in Dar es Salaam- an airline which was struggling at the time. Diplomatic relations between the two countries crumbled to the ground and the Tanzanian government laid out a plan to seize all the planes. Kiniti’s plane was fuelled as other three pilots were denied fue
The Kenya Airways Limited which is more often known as Kenya Airways or by its abbreviation KQ, is the flag carrier airline of the Republic of Kenya. The company was founded in 1977, which came after the dissolution of East African Airways (EAA). It has its headquarters and head office in Embakasi, Nairobi area, with its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). KQ has been serving its customers with uttermost uniqueness and humility, making it the best airline and East Africa. KQ currently had
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A good number of people have questioned what letter 'Q' have to do with the abbreviation of Kenya Airways. Considering that the name Kenya Airways doesn’t have letter Q, The question becomes more mind boggling. This article explains Why Kenya Airways is abbreviated as KQ. Stepping back in time, Kenya Airways was initially called the East African Airways. This is because the airline served countries that were then under the East Africa community (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania). Unfortunately, the East Africa community
How A Kenyan Helped Steal 3 Planes From Tanzania In One Day And Gave Birth To Kenya Airway's. 17th December 2020, Nairobi Kenya. Kenya Airways (KQ) has a very interesting history and thanks to the brave Kenyan man, Captain John Kiniti who contributed to its setting up and development. Currently, Kenya Airways is one of the leading Airlines in the world. In the year 1977, Captain John Kiniti was a pilot with the then, now defunct East African Airways that was based in Tanzanian, Dar es Salaam and this ordeal
After independence, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania operated one airline.This airline, identified as East African Airways was headquartered in Nairobi,and it worked until 1977 when these nations split, possibly due to mistrust among the three countries.
Most people wonder why Kenya Airways is abbreviated as KQ and not KA. This article gives a summary behind the abbreviation. The airways service was found back in the year 1946 and was known as East African Airways with its headquarters in Nairobi. The regional airline served the East Africa Countries (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania). The subsequent collapse of the East African Community ended the East African Airline. This led to the resurface of Kenya Airways in 1977 out of the East African Airways. By the tim
East African Airways was also known as East African Airways Cooperation was set up in the year 1946 and it started its operations the same year. It was jointly run my three east African countries; that is: Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Its headquarters was in Nairobi Sadler house. After a couple of years in operation, the relationship between the three countries deteriorated and also the airline had accrued a huge debt hence the airline of officially closed in 1977, by then, Kenya and Uganda had established their
A man that took DP, William Ruto, to court over grabbed land allegations has died. The man whose land was grabbed during the 2008 poll chaos took DP Ruto to court and won the case against him in 2013. Adrian Gilbert Muteshi died at the age of 86 but the cause of his death wasn't revealed by the family. He worked as a manager at East African Airways. In the case that was a tussle between him and the deputy president, DP Ruto was ordered to pay Sh 5 million for an alleged illegal ownership of the piece land. Mr
Kenya Airways Ltd., more commonly referred to as Kenya Airways, is the flag carrier of Kenya. After East African Airways was dissolved, the company was founded in 1977 headquarters are situated in Embakasi, Nairobi, with its hub being Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The airline was operated by the government of Kenya until April 1995, and was privatized in 1996, becoming the first effective African flag carrier to do so. The effort by Kenya Airways (KQ) to nationalize may not have been well thought out.
For years Kenya Airways has been a symbol of our National Pride, the National carrier and Kenya's flag in the air to various destinations. But after nearly ten years of debt, mismanagement and misfortune. Kenya's Parliament has made steps to Nationalise the airline. The huge losses encountered year after year by the National carrier would soon be added to the tax payers financial burdens. So what kind of company is the Government acquiring on behalf of Kenyans, will it be an asset or a liability? This is a story
A man who was enmeshed in a land battle with the deputy president William Ruto has passed away. The family of Adrian Gilbert Muteshi announced that the 86 year old man passed away in Nairobi on Tuesday. Adrian Gilbert Muteshi was a human resource manager at the now defunct East African Airways before leaving to venture into private consultancy. The family did not disclose the cause of his death. It will be remembered by many that Adrian Gilbert Muteshi accused the deputy president William Ruto in a court of
“Death has robbed Kakamega of one of its most illustrious pre-independence sons” read Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale’s tweet eulogizing the Late Adrian Muteshi. The former Manager at the defunct East African Airways passed on yesterday aged 86 years. Muteshi was displaced from Eldoret at the height of the 2007 post-election violence and his farm possessed. Later, Mr Muteshi had accused Mr Ruto of hatching a plot to grab his 100-acre farm in Uasin Gishu at the height of the post-election violence