British media house Sky News has apologized for broadcasting ‘misleading information’ in regards to the Kenya Airways stowaway controversy.
Its investigation released earlier this month included interviews with a man it had identified as Mr Manyasi’s father.
However, that man has told Kenyan Daily Nation newspaper that his son – named as Cedric Shivonje Isaac – is alive, and being held in prison for an unrelated crime.
In its first comments since the controversy around its investigation blew up, Sky News said it regretted the fact that it had been misled.
Sky News had also said that Mr Manyasi had worked for a cleaning company called Colnet, which operates in Nairobi’s main airport.
In Thursday’s (21.11.12) statement, Sky said: “We apologise to Colnet for suggesting the stowaway was one of their employees”.
Both the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) and Colnet have issued statements saying they are not aware of anyone called Paul Manyasi, and in particular that an airport security pass has never been issued in that name.