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It's Ethiopia! Kenya now breaks silence over aborted Uhuru trip





By Geoffrey Mosoku and Cyrus Ombati

Kenya has sent a protest note to Ethiopia after the aborted presidential trip to the United States last month.

It was revealed Sunday that the President's jet turned back after Ethiopian authorities advised the pilot to change the flight course in a bid to avoid the Yemen airspace.

It also emerged that President Uhuru Kenyatta's jet turned back to Nairobi in Somalia, after Ethiopian air controllers advised them to reroute.

Officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the protest note was handed to Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya Dina Mufti, who was reportedly summoned to the ministry last Monday over the matter.

"We sent a strong protest note to Ethiopia for embarrassing us. What they did was wrong," said a highly placed source who requested anonymity.

Foreign Affairs PS Karanja Kibicho confirmed that Kenya had sent a note to Ethiopia but denied the envoy had been summoned.

"It's wrong to say that we summoned the ambassador. He came to pick the note from the ministry just like all ambassadors do," Dr Kibicho said.

The PS told The Standard that the issue had been resolved amicably and it was now time to "let the country move forward".

"It was an unfortunate incident and all the countries involved have held discussions and resolved it. We will ensure this does not happen again," he said.

Until Sunday, government officials have been unwilling to give information about what exactly led to the cancellation of the trip, fueling all manner of speculation among Kenyans. Ethiopia and Eritrea have previously been separately blamed over the aborted journey. Mechanical problem has also been cited as a possible reason why the aircraft jetted back.

The presidential jet flew back to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport four hours after it had taken off headed for Dubai.

Although initial reports had indicated that it had crossed the Kenyan-Ethiopia border almost 40 minutes later headed for Eritrea, which was the safe route given the turmoil in Yemeni, the PS clarified that Uhuru's jet actually returned from Somalia.

"The plane returned from Somalia and not Ethiopia after it become untenable to reroute the presidential jet. There was a misdirection which has since been regretted," Kibicho added.

According to the PS, the President's pilot had two options; to return or land for refueling. The pilot chose to fly back since landing a presidential jet in a foreign country requires a lot of protocol arrangements.

"This is a decision you have to make within a short time given you are cruising at 800 kilometres per hour and you are 3,000 metres above sea level. You can't just land in any country with a head of state on board."

Dr Kibicho says the new route could have seen the President's plane entering Saudi Arabia airspace on its way to Dubai through Somalia and Djibouti.
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22 comments:

  1. ERITREAN WILL NEVER LEAVE A STONE UNTURNED TO MAKE ETHIOPIA THE BAD AMONGEST THE GOOD. THEY TRIED IT WITH ALL NEIGHBOURING NATIONS, BUT ALWAYS FAILED. KENYANS KNOW WHO THE BAD GUY IS....THEY KNOW BETTER..AND KNOW YOU (ERITREANS) FOR WHO YOU ARE...AND WHAT YOU ARE AFTER.

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  2. Z-Fart,
    You guys are exposed to your bones, your cry on Eritrean forum wont help nomore! LOL

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  3. temahar...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IVOdYdWSKg

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  4. ኣሌክ - Alec youMay 11, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    Everyone is seeing-how demented pple are. snakes!!.. Pathetic qomal Agame.

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  5. ASS"""""" IS HE NOT THE SAME X -OFFICIAL THAT SAID ETHIOPIA IS WITH AL-SHABAB. HOW MUCH DID HE GET FROM...?

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  6. Jart-ass, I have to say you are extremely unique Quenti consuming herbivorous! You never fail to intertain all of us with your diabolical rubbish. Your intelegence level is in a different league. You should join the Weyane secret service, if you are not a part already..
    Classic comedian..

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  7. It is true, isn't it?

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  8. This keeps getting Interesting. The desperate tplf goons can't stop saying the word Eritrea and pushing blames on Eritrea. I imagine even when they have a bad dream they probably blame Eritrea from their Dedebit caves.

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  9. Congratulations! You are now a full-fledged propagandist. I have no doubt that you mean to demoralize Eritreans and express your hatred to us. I now think that what you claimed so far about yourself is just a story to sell and earn the confidence of people who might give you the benefit of the doubt. However, it is OK. I just do not get why you have to comment on this story the way you did while the Kenyans themselves tell it is Ethiopia's instructions that forced them to return!? You cannot even justify the claims you have put! If you do not know your government is bad, it is high time that you learn it is!!

    You are simply wasting your time!

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  10. Renew your memories :)

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  11. Its not even funny anymore.., but this video is haha!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLxv6OZ0N4w

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  12. THANKS FOR THE ADVICE ; BUT I WONT. YES THE LEVEL IS TOO HIGH FOR YOU TO COMPREHEND , FOR A PERSON LIKE YOU IT ENTERTAINS ,FOR PEOPLE WHO...... IT QUESTIONS THEIR GUILT, SOMETHING YOU DONT HAVE.YES I AM UNIQUE I DONT FLOW WITH THE TIDE,I QUESTION.GABITO

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  13. Mr.FOR THE LAST TIME I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT..I DO NOT HATE..ERITREANS AS A PEOPLE, AND ERITREA AS ACOUNTRY; NOR DO I WANT TO DEMORALIZE ANYONE, JUST LIKE YOU DEFEND YOUR ERITREA BASED ON THE COMMENT MADE, I DO. EVERYTHING I HAVE SAID IN THE PAST I STILL SAY IT AGAIN (WOULD NOT GO TO DETAILS) EARN CONFIDENCE ,DO I REALLY HAVE TO; TO POST WHAT I HAVE BEEN POSTING? YOUR ARE GETTING FUNNIER .INSTRUCTIONS ARE GIVEN FROM AERODROME CONTROL DEPENDING ON THE SAFETY OF THE ROUTE ,ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE IS A VIP ON BOARD AND EAST AFRICAN AERODROME INCLUDING YEMEN ERITREA AND THE RED SEA BEING CONTROLLED BY THE CENTER IN ETHIOPIA, THE AIRPLNE COULD HAVE BEEN TOLD TO REROUTE.THIS IS A NORMAL PROCEDURE .IT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THAT BIG AN ISSUE AND WITH ALL THE COMMENTS POSTED.BOTH GOVERNMENTS HAVE LEFT THE ISSUE BEHIND THEM ,WE SHOULD TOO.
    NO ETHIOPIAN OR ERITREAN WITH GOOD CONCIOUS WOULD SAY EITHER GOVERNMENTS ARE ANGELS, I DID NOT AND WOULD NOT.IF YOU SAY ETHIOPIAS IS BAD (WHICH YOU DID) I DEFINITELY SAY YOURS IS BAD.HAMURABYS.

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  14. DEMENTED...FUNNY !!!DO U REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT? THINK OF ANOTHER WORD THAT MIGHT (FROM YOUR VIEW POINT) THAT WOULD DESCRIBE ME.THIS ONE EITHER YOU DONT KNOW WHAT A DEMENTED INDIVIDUAL IS OR LIKE ALWAYS YOU ARE BEING AN....

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  15. ኣሌክ - Alec youMay 12, 2015 at 5:31 AM

    Oh, in other word---u are asking for the definition of the word, bcuz its hard for ur intellect to get it. OKay then....

    Demented meaning-----> driven to behave irrationally due to anger, or distress. and thats why, u are here lurking and whining in Eritrean websites...correct??

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  16. ኣሌክ - Alec youMay 12, 2015 at 5:41 AM

    Yes it is!!...Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha.......

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  17. Lemmani,
    I don't know if he says that, what is real, is that weyane minor group has invaded somalia to accomplish her masters will, but he witness that Eritrea could not by any means hide cargo aircraft nor military weaponry to anyone..agamino this is history..time will ask tomorrow the minor group about the somalis domestic interference..

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  18. hahahahahah, Jart your name say it all. you are jart for real. i don't blame you for thinking your intellegence level is too high, may be too high for your low IQ weyenti, but you are a laughing stuck when it comes to eritreans. stay on Tigray on line, that may help you to keep your insanity. jart wahid.

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  19. lol, yes he is.

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  20. Yes Jart! "Gabito"!
    What can I say, you are quite eccentric!

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  21. Poor Jart :). No one can accuse him of being the brightest. What is his obsession with writing all in uppercase anyway?

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