History was made in Kenya after Kenya Airways was flagged off for their first ever non-stop flight from Kenya to New york.
President Uhuru Kenyatta was accompanied by other senior government officials during the flagging off ceremony at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
The plane has 234 passengers on board. Of the 234 passengers, 204 will be in economy class.
Here are some of the celebrities who got to experience it,
1. Jeff Koinange
The Award winning Journalist and the current Talk show host for Jeff Koinange Live.
2. Amina Abdi Rabar
The TV and radio talk show host took it to instagram to share ”Humbled to be a part of this historic moment with official kenya airways as we take off to New York for their inaugural non stop, daily flight to the big apple.”
3. Alex Chamwada
He is an International Journalist, founder and CEO of CHAMS Media and a Media Consultant
4. Maqbul Mohammed
Actor and radio host
5. Monica Kiragu
Citizen TV news Director.
5. Susan Wong
The plane left the airport at exactly 11.20pm, although it had been scheduled to leave at 10.45pm.
After Sunday night’s departure, the plane will land at the JF Kennedy International airport at 6.25am New York time (1.25pm local time).