Flying to Nairobi on the date the Supreme Court rules on the presidential elections

March 30, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

It is Saturday March 30th, 2013 and we have an early morning flight from Brussels over Zurich to Nairobi with Swiss airlines. The service on board of Swiss is excellent and the kids are happy with their personal tv screen and time passes quickly as they can watch movies and play games. My youngest daughter is asking why we cannot not always fly with Swiss. 

 

Today is also the day that the Kenyan Surpeme court passes its ruling on the validity of the election results announcing Uhuru Kenyatta , son of the first Kenyan president as the winner, the result which has been challenged by his rival Raila Odinga. We hope things will remain calm as after the elections of 2008 more than a 1000 people were killed. When we land in Nairobi we learn that that the Supreme Court has upheld the election results.

 

Immigration goes smoothly as we have already our visa. At the luggage pick-up only three of our four bags arrive. The missing bag is the one with all our gifts for our friend Jackson and his family, the Easter egg chocolates as well as the footballs to give to the local schools. We fill out the missing bag claim form and as our plane had continued to Dar-Es-Salaam in Tanzania we expect our bag to arrive the next day. At the arrival gate our friend Jackson is waiting for us and we are very happy to see him again. Nairobi is very calm this evening. 

 

We stay overnight in the Nairobi Sarova Panafric hotel where Jackson joins us for dinner. We tell him that all his Arsenal presents are in the lost bag. It is very quiet on Kenyatta Avenue and there  is a lot of security in the hotel, one guard on every floor so we feel very secure.


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