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KQ sacks 38 staff as it seeks to make profit
, by Joy Garland
KQ chief executive Mbuvi Ngunze.

Kenya Airways has sacked 38 staff members in its second phase of the restructuring programme.

The national carrier’s turn-around strategy dubbed Operation Pride, seeks to cut costs and return the airline to profitability.

“After implementation of Phase 1 of the restructuring process, we continued looking for opportunities for productivity and efficiency gains as well as up-skilling within the business. After a lot of consultation, the next phase of the process is now ready to be rolled out. There is never a perfect timing for such actions, and we will ensure that the process is handled within the values of our airline,” chief executive Mbuvi Ngunze said in a statement on Tuesday.

The first phase was implemented in July last year in which 80 staff members were affected.

He said the move followed a lot of consultation and is in full compliance with labour laws, Collective Bargaining Agreements and individual staff members’ contracts.

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