Uhuru cancels US trip
24 April 2015, 19:02
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta has cancelled his trip to the United States of America following an earlier flight mishap.
State House announced Friday evening that the president would not continue with his trip after being disrupted Thursday following a mishap in his flight plan.
" The President will no longer be making the trip for the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, USA," a statement from State house said.
President Kenyatta returned home Thursday night after his
aircraft faced route challenges caused by heightened military activity
in Yemen, State House earlier confirmed.
In a statement, State House
Spokesman Manoah Esipisu said President Kenyatta’s aircraft was destined
for Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, where he was due to connect to a
commercial flight to Los Angeles.
" Following reports of increased
military activity in Yemen, there was a challenge on the routing leading
to a decision to turn back. The President touched the ground at Jomo
Kenyatta International Airport at 11.42 pm," Esipisu said.
Kenyatta had left Nairobi Thursday evening on board his official Kenya
Airforce aircraft for the US to attend the 2015 Milken Institute Global
Conference in Los Angeles.
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