Raila Odinga’s silent return

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Opposition leader Raila Odinga is back in the country after a three-week medical stay in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he underwent a minor surgery.

Mr Odinga made a quiet return into the country on Sunday evening aboard the luxurious Constellation Aviation Airline Airbus A318-112(CJ) Elite A6-CAS, MS4211.

Multiple sources close to the leader confirmed that Mr Odinga was indeed back.

Multiple flight tracking sites showed that the 10-year-old UAE-registered Airbus A318 private jet, which seats 19 passengers, landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Sunday evening at 9:49 PM, having left the Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai at 5:13pm on the same day.

Interestingly, the jet was scheduled for a trip on Sunday to Zambia but was diverted to Nairobi, according to multiple aircraft tracking sites.

Last Thursday, ODM deputy party leader and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, together with minority whip Minority Whip Junet Mohamed, left the country aboard the same jet for Dubai where they were expected to accompany the party leader back into the country on Sunday.

Also in the entourage was Mombasa County Assembly Speaker Ibrahim Khatri.

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