The stowaway fell off the KQ Boeing 787 aircraft from Nairobi and landed in Offerton Road, South London has been identified as Paul Manyasi.
A stowaway is a person who secretly boards a ship, aeroplane, or vehicle in order to make a journey secretly or without paying.
According to Sky News, the 29-year-old was an employee of Colnet, a cleaning company, which provided cleaners at the JKIA. He used to earn Ksh9,000 per month.
His girlfriend, a colleague at Colnet confirmed to the British media outlet that Paul Manyasi went missing at the end of June this year.
I called his phone and it was off. When we came in the morning the following day the supervisor called us and told us there is somebody missing. [The supervisor had told them] We are not sure of the person so we keep it a secret until we know the person.
When she was shown a computerised photo of Paul, she said,
They look alike but Paul wasn’t dark – not dark – but the face resembles Paul.
The two were in a serious relationship and while talking about the man she loved, she said,
Paul was a nice guy. He was just a jovial person. I just liked him the way he was. We had agreed one day maybe we could make a family. I just feel like I lost someone who I loved so much – yes, I miss him.
Manayasi’s roommate back in Mukuru kwa Njenga a man only identified as Patrick said he has told him he was in search of greener pastures outside the county.