September 07, 2021: Kenya Airways subsidiary Jambojet has confirmed Karanja Ndegwa as the airline’s chief executive officer and managing director effective September 2, as per Business Daily Africa.

Ndegwa has held the post in an acting capacity since April 2020 after Allan Kilavuka joined its parent firm Kenya Airways as CEO.

Announcing the appointment on Thursday, Jambojet chairman Vincent Rague said Ndegwa had successfully steered the business, ensuring stability, continuity and growth amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which has significantly affected the aviation industry during his short stint as acting chief.

Before joining Jambojet in 2014 as the chief financial officer, Ndegwa worked at Kenya Airways in different capacities, rising to the revenue accounting manager position.

He is expected to lead Jambojet's foray into the Democratic Republic of Congo with flights to Goma starting September 10. Currently, the airline flies to six local destinations as well as Entebbe in Uganda and Kigali, Rwanda from its hub in Nairobi.

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