Rachel Ruto involved in a Double Plane Mishap in Mombasa

KQ Plane on tarmac

The wife of Deputy President William Ruto, mama Rachel Ruto, was involved in a Kenya Airways KQ 619 plane mishap at Mombasa International Airport on Friday night.

According to sources at the airport, Rachel Ruto was scheduled to depart Mombasa to Nairobi aboard KQ 619 plane (22:10 hrs) which was later canceled and passengers put on Jambojet 8619.

Mama Rachel Ruto headed back to the hotel

The JamboJet flight was also forced to turn back to Mombasa midflight because one of the engines failed.

Passengers were told that the flight was canceled and only 20 passengers of the 70 on board managed to find hotel bookings for the night in Mombasa, others slept at the airport.

The incident comes just days after a major accident involving KQ planes at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Questions are now being raised on the management of KQ with those in the know indicate that things might be getting worse as the current CEO remains clueless on how to rescue the former premier airline.

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Written by Robert

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