3 BA cabin crew sacked following drunken incident at Nairobi hotel

Ole Sereni Hotel
Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi.

Three British Airways cabin crew have been sacked over a raucous booze-up at the four-star Ole Sereni hotel in Nairobi.

The Sun newspaper has reported that guests were “appalled” by the drunken staff who allegedly caused damage in the lobby during the stopover in the Kenyan capital.

After hotel management complained to the airline, the trio were axed.

It follows other complaints about BA crew boozing at the upmarket hotel, which is said to have a reputation as a ‘lively destination’ for its workers.

Airline bosses have previously had to warn crew they were risking their jobs by drinking heavily between flights.

According to the newspaper, a BA insider said: “Many staff regard overnight stopovers as a party. This was one session that got out of hand.”

Waterhole Bar at Ole Sere
The Waterhole Bar at Ole Sereni hotel in Nairobi.

A BA spokesman said the airline ‘always take appropriate action if a staff member’s behaviour falls below the exceptionally high standards of professionalism we expect.”

However they disputed the damage claims, saying: “There are no reports of any damage to hotel property.

“We expect exceptionally high standards of professionalism from our highly trained crew, and we will always take the appropriate action if a member of staff’s behaviour falls below that standard,​” they added.