Hundreds of Somali passengers are stranded at Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi after the Kenyan government suspended daily flights to Mogadishu as Obama’s visit to the country fast approaches.
President Obama is expected in the country in July to take part at an entrepreneur conference that will be held at the capital Nairobi.
“We have our tickets, but we were told that the flights have been suspended indefinitely,” Abdisamad Said told Somali Current on phone. He said hundreds of Somali nationals who wanted to travel to Somalia are camped at the airport.
But the suspension has not affected the cargo planes that carry Khat to Mogadishu on daily basis.
Neither the government of Somalia nor its Kenyan counterpart is yet to react to the new development.
Source; Somali Current