Kenya Airways wishes to confirm that its flight KQ221 from New Delhi to Nairobi was diverted to Moi International Airport in Mombasa this afternoon.
The aircraft developed a mechanical fault in the fuel control system and although it had enough fuel, it needed to land at the nearest alternate airport.
This was also a precautionary measure as the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport airspace was closed for Mashujaa day celebrations at the time it was to land in Nairobi
The Boeing 737- 700 carrying 38 passengers was due to arrive at in Nairobi at 12.20pm.
Kenya Airways is working to ensure all the passengers and crew arrive safely to Nairobi as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconveniences caused.