Kenya Airways announces major changes after Raila's grand return at the JKIA

The changes have been occasioned by the landing of Nasa leader Mr Raila Odinga earlier on Friday.

The national carrier through a statement directed its customers, who had missed the Friday morning flight due to the disruption which was majorly witnessed on Mombasa Road, to ‘rebook the subsequent flights, at no cost.’

“Our operations have been impacted by the disruption on Mombasa Road, with some guests departing from JKIA in Kenya missing their flights,” the East Africa’s leading airline said in a statement, hours after the former Prime Minister landed.

It added: “Any guest who will miss their flight will be rebooked on the next one, at no fee. This applies to all guests travelling before 18h00, from JKIA, for tickets purchased on or prior to Friday, November 17, 2017.”

Earlier, Nasa leader Mr Raila Odinga landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – which houses the Kenya Airways head offices from his 10-day tour in the United States.

The plane carrying Mr Odinga and his daughter Winnie landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the capital Nairobi at 11.13am.

Mr Odinga did not go through the VIP lounge as most leaders do. Instead, he left the airport through Terminal 1C like any other traveler.

The plane touched down as police engaged his supporters, who wanted to force their way into the heavily guarded airport, in running battles.

Some 200 supporters, including women, beat the security cordon and entered the airport.

Nasa leaders who received Mr Odinga at the airport included Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o, MPs Ledama ole Kina, Otiende Amollo, Babu Owino, Opiyo Wandayi, Godfrey Osotsi, Rose Nyamunga and his former Legal Adviser Miguna Miguna.

His convoy is now heading to Nairobi's Central Business District as he moves to Uhuru Park where he is expected to address a rally.

Hundreds of his supporters, the majority on foot, are accompanying him and police are having a rough time controlling traffic on Mombasa Road.


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