Kenya Airports Authority denies reports of missing German masks

Kenya Airports has denied that a consignment of face masks belonging to the German army had vanished at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

The reports were published on a section of international media which reported that some six million face masks had gone missing at the JKIA.

“Our investigation has concluded that there was no cargo of this nature that has passed through JKIA for the last two weeks and no missing cargo has been reported to the authorities,” KAA said in a statement.

“We, therefore, wish to inform the public that we are treating this report of alleged disappearance of six million type FFP2 protective masks as fake news and that our cargo section continues with normal operations,” it added.

The German Defence Ministry, however, issued a statement saying that they were still investigating the case in order to find out what happened to the consignment.

“We are trying to find out what happened” to the massive order of protective equipment meeting the FFP2 standard for protection against particles and aerosols,” a German official said.