President Uhuru Kenyatta’s aircraft en route to Dubai was forced to turn back following increased fighting in Yemen.
In a statement, State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said the President was flying to Dubai to connect a flight to Los Angeles, US.
“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,” Mr Esipisu said.
President Kenyatta is expected to attend the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles .
The conference brings together political and business leaders to exchange ideas in a bid to overcome some of the world’s toughest challenges.
The President is expected to address the Milken Institute Corporate and Investor Roundtable on April 27. PSCU