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Kenya Catering Employees Face Court

Sharp objects found in airline food

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN  Sep 02, 2010

(eTN) - As a strike is looming at NAS Airport Services, Kenya’s leading aviation catering firm, several of their employees were produced in court and charged with intent to bring harm to airline passengers, after they were allegedly found to have put sharp objects into meal portions made ready for delivery to customer airlines.

As many as 5 staff are faced with stiff prison terms if found guilty, and although it could not be absolutely ascertained that their actions were deliberate as a result of the ongoing dispute between workers, their union, and the company, suspicion of course lingers that their alleged criminal plot was prompted by their albeit illegal desire to make the company consent to wage, terms, and conditions demands made on behalf of the unionized workforce by the union.

At present though, a source close to NAS has played down suspicion that this was a concerted action with masterminds still at large, claiming the employees in question were acting alone in a small group of agitated but misguided workers. The court case, when heard, will undoubtedly tell a fuller story.

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