Kenya Airways has regretted the disruption of operations at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) as a result of inconveniences by the arrival of National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga.
In a statement on Friday, KQ promised to re-book for free travelers who might have been inconvenienced by the traffic on Mombasa road occasioned by the arrival of the opposition leader from Germany.
"KQ has been impacted by the disruption on Mombasa Road, with some guests departing from JKIA missing their flights," the airline said in a statement on Friday.
"Any guest who will miss their flight will be re-booked on the next one, at no fee," KQ said. "This applies to all guests travelling before 6pm, from JKIA, for tickets purchased on or prior to Friday."
Early morning, police were forced to lobe teargas canisters to disperse Nasa supporters who gathered near the airport waiting for the arrival of Odinga.
Raila arrived JKIA at around 11:30 am and was received by some leaders in the opposition and thousands of supporters outside the facility as he returned from a 10-day trip to the US.
Raila, Nasa leaders and supporters then trooped to Olympic stadium in Kibera where he is expected to address a public rally.
Among leaders who welcomed Raila included Siaya Senator James Orengo, MPs Babu Owino, Ken Okoth, Gladys Wanga, Esther Passaris, his brother Oburu Odinga and former Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Miguna Miguna among others.