Kenyans who had stuck in Ethiopia have this Friday touched the ground at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) after the Kenya Defence Forces went for their rescue.
Confirming their arrival in the country, Kenya Defence Forces took to Twitter and shared a video of the same
Two Kenya Air Force plans were deployed for the rescue.
KDF noted the group was stranded in Ethiopia after several countries banned flights as a way of curbing the spread of coronavirus.
“Two Kenya Air Force C27J Spartan aircraft, airlifted Kenyans from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to JKIA today. The Kenyans had been stranded following the closure of air travel. #karibunyumbani #tujikingenakorona #KenyaAirForce,” KDF captioned the video.
One of the Kenyans who spoke the media said they had nothing to do after all flights were banned after the pandemic came in.
“We have been in Ethiopia for one year, I have been there since January this year and I am a teacher there. So wen the coronavirus situation came in we all stuck there because actually we were teaching from home and after some time the semester ended. We just there, when we saw the Kenya Air Force plan we were so delighted,” Silas Oulo said.
Silas was working as a teacher in Ethiopia.
They have thanked the government and the KDF for making this happen.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Kenya Air Force, for what they have done, taking us from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, we appreciate the government for that,” said Dr Edward Nyaanga