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Eritrea denies links with Uhuru's flight cancellation

30 April 2015, 09:20

Nairobi - Eritrea did not bar President Uhuru Kenyatta’s jet from using its airspace on his way to Dubai, where he was scheduled to board a commercial flight to Los Angeles.

The country’s embassy spokesman, Beyene Russom Kenya was granted permission to fly the Air Force jet in his country’s airspace after a request that was made last week Thursday, Daily Nation reported.

However the jet did not reach the Eritrean airspace, it turned away in Ethiopian airspace, Russom said.

Also read: Uhuru addresses Kenyans in US via video link

President Kenyatta was scheduled to attend the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, but his trip was cut short on Thursday last week after his plane faced route challenges caused by heightened military activity in Yemen.

He made a live video address to the conference on Wednesday after the aborted trip.

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