In Summary
  • A passenger aboard flight KQ 762 raised the alarm so the Johannesburg-bound Kenya Airways plane did not leave the airport.
  • In an update later in the day, Kenya Airways apologised for inconveniences and informed travellers that the flight would depart at 7.30pm.

Operations at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi resumed on Wednesday evening after a bomb scare forced a temporary lockdown.

A passenger aboard flight KQ 762 raised the alarm so the Johannesburg-bound Kenya Airways plane did not leave the airport.

The passenger reportedly shouted 'bomb' during an argument, causing a scare in the plane which had been taxing, ready for takeoff.

FLIGHT RESCHEDULED

In an update later in the day, Kenya Airways apologised for inconveniences and informed travellers that the flight would depart at 7.30pm.

"Passengers have been processed and Aircraft cleared for take off," a statement said.

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