Pilots on Wednesday asked the government to ensure their security during operations in risky areas.
Muriithi Nyagah, chairman of the Kenya Airline Pilots Association, underscored the need for this following the detention of their two colleagues in South Sudan.
While applauding the release of Captains Frank Njoroge and Kennedy Shamalla, Kalpa said its members should not be exposed to such incidents.
The two pilots had been held by South Sudanese rebels at Akobo. The rebels demanded Sh10 million compensation for a family whose kin died in the crash.