Kenya Airways face sanctions from the Federal Government after it conveyed a corpse from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Nigeria. DR Congo is one of the Ebola-affected countries in Africa and airlines are mandated to obtain a waiver before human remains may be flown in from such countries.
Dr. Jide Idris, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, said the airline did not obtain the necessary approval to allow it fly the corpse into the country. He however said that the corpse tested negative to the virus. Idris, while speaking at a briefing organised by the state agency and the Federal Ministry of Health, said a report had been made to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority on the occurrence . He said necessary steps were being taken to ensure the airline is sanctioned to prevent the recurrence of such breach. He also said their would be an investigation into the intentions of the repatriation of the corpse.