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Two youths to accompany Uhuru in maiden direct US flight

State House spokesperson Kanze Dena during a presser in Kakamega on Sunday, October 14.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to officially lead the launch of the direct flights to New York at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on October 28.

Two youths will get an opportunity to accompany the President on the first maiden direct flight to the USA according to State House spokesperson Kanze Dena.

Dena said the two people who have excelled in different fields will get the tickets to board the plane.

“They will be counted among prominent Kenyans who will make the maiden flight,” she said in a press conference on Saturday.

Kenya Airways with a capacity of 234 passengers will have on board government officials, tourists, business leaders, investors, and all Kenyans in general.

Dena however failed to disclose the names of the two youths who will have an opportunity to accompany the president.

Direct flights between Nairobi and New York is expected to ease movement of people and cargo between the two countries, increase trade, investments and cultural exchanges.

Kenya Airways becomes the first airline to offer a non-stop flight between East Africa and the United States of America.

The flight will depart every day from JKIA hub in Nairobi at 23:25 arriving at JFK airport in New York at 06:25 the following day.

From New York it will depart at 12:25 landing at JKIA at 10:55 the following day.