In Summary
  • The plane carrying Mr Odinga and his daughter Winnie landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the capital Nairobi at 11.13am.

  • Mr Odinga did not go through the VIP lounge as most leaders do. Instead, he left the airport through Terminal 1C like any other traveller.

National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga is back in the country after 10-day trip in the US.

The plane carrying Mr Odinga and his daughter Winnie landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the capital Nairobi at 11.13am.

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Mr Odinga did not go through the VIP lounge as most leaders do. Instead, he left the airport through Terminal 1C like any other traveller.

The plane touched down as police engaged his supporters, who wanted to force their way into the heavily guarded airport, in running battles.

Some 200 supporters, including women, beat the security cordon and entered the airport.

They waited and received Mr Odinga inside the airport with their signature rendition of "Raila Tibim", "Raila Tialala".

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Mr Odinga salutes his supporters who made their way into the airport. Some beat the security cordon and sneaked in. PHOTO | IBRAHIM ORUKO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Nasa leaders who received Mr Odinga at the airport included Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o, MPs Ledama ole Kina, Otiende Amollo, Babu Owino, Opiyo Wandayi, Godfrey Osotsi, Rose Nyamunga and his former Legal Adviser Miguna Miguna.

His convoy is now heading to Nairobi's Central Business District as he moves to Uhuru Park where he is expected to address a rally.

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