â€œHis handlers should only fly him in the presidential jet up to where the local East African time ends. Any experiments beyond that coverage is dangerous as the pilots risk taking our President even to the ocean.â€
Those were the words of Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto when he heard that President Uhuru’s aircraft was almost shot down by Ethiopia forces.
CORD principal and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula wondered how the trip was organized:
â€œThere must be proper and thorough checks to ensure the entire route is safe and sound before the presidential jet takes off. Of the practice I know, the Head of State should even have notified his counterparts that he will be over-flying their airspace because he is required to send them goodwill messages when airborne,â€ said Wetangula, a renowned diplomat and former foreign affairs minister.