Kenyans are still in shock after the stowaway who dropped off a KQ flight before it landed in London on June 30 was identified as Paul Manyasi.
The 29-year-old from Western Kenya was an employee of Colnet company, which was contracted to provide cleaning services at JKIA.
ODM’s communications director Philip Etale has mourned Manyasi, his tribemate and in a touching post, he wrote
So a Mr. Paul Manyasi, a fellow Munyore decided to do the unthinkable. He chose to fly to the UK but in style by hiding beneath the wings of a KQ Plane and flew for a good eight hours over 38,000 ft above the sea level. I have flown to Europe on many occasions and just sitting for eight hours inside the plane is not easy. Now how that Munyore survived outside the aircraft for those hours is an experience he could only have shared had he survived to a day in his dream country, the UK. I understand he was identified today as a cleaner at the JKIA. But him just being a cleaner and not a grounds man at the airport, one would wonder how he got on to the airside and managed to squeeze himself into the wheel well of the plane. Sadly, he reached his destination, but never winked an eye to see his dream country. RIP Manyasi.
Below are photos of Paul Manyasi
Kenyans have joined Etale in mourning the son of our land and below are their messages of condolences
Benson Musungu Wah! He reached London dead?! So sad for him. Son of an African man who dared to dream!
Idan Miskellah It’s sad how our… Kenyans, the most hopeful in 2002 have become so hopeless like the West Africans that they would rather die trying. Very sad
Tonny Sanya The Stowaway was a Munyore?. Things are not working for many in this country, even the so-called middle class. He was just out to better his life the best way he deemed fit. West Africans are doing it on the high seas with tales that leave YOU mouth agape. R. I. P OWEFWE
Agufana A Agufana He is probably running away from poor leadership. Orchestrated by both the government and the opposition. He didn’t have a safe landing locally.