Kenya Airways is mourning the death of one of their pilots, Captain Kimuyu Kabati who passed on Wednesday.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Management and the staff at Kenya Airways, we join the family of the late Captain Kibati in mourning their beloved one and pray that the Almighty God will strengthen them during this time of sorrow,” read an excerpt of the statement issued by the airline and signed by Evelyne Munyoki, the Chief Human Resources Officer.
However, in what appears as respect for his family’s request, no further details were provided regarding his death.
His family requested privacy, stating that the pilot had lived a private life.
“Major (Rtd) Cpt Daudi Kibati lived and enjoyed his life quietly and away from Media and Publicity. Those who knew him, acknowledge this fact and respect it. The family requests that we kindly honor and respect his wish as we sincerely mourn his untimely departure. Please don’t forward his photos on social media,” read the request.
Kibati was a captain on the 787 Fleet in the Operations Department and is said to have been the last pilot who flew KQ’s last flight from JF Kennedy Airport (US) to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport following the outbreak of Covid-19.
Covid-19 has killed 5,758 in the US and according to CDC it has over 200,000 confirmed cases.
In Kenya, its Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced Thursday the country had 110 confirmed cases and two more deaths, bringing the number to three though never divulged into details of the dead.