Raila Odinga’s Chopper Makes Emergency Landing In Oyugis Due to Poor Visibility

Raila Odinga's pilot was forced by the poor weather to land his chopper

The arrival of Mr Odinga, who was with COTU boss Francis Atwoli, in Oyugis caught many by surprise. The helicopter, which was branded with blue Azimio colours, landed in a field and immediately attracted the attention of residents, who quickly arrived to see who was on it

Azimio la Umoja One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s pilot was forced by rains and poor visibility in parts of South Nyanza to make an emergency landing in Oyugis yesterday. He was on his way to Kisii, where he was scheduled to address a rally.

He used the road the rest of the way to his destination. Mr Odinga’s running mate Martha Karua also landed at the Kabunde airstrip in Homa Bay town before she joined Mr Odinga in Kisii. They held a rally at the Gusii stadium in the afternoon.

It was raining when the helicopter landed, Rachuonyo South Police Commander Lilies Wachira said Mr Odinga’s helicopter, which landed at Rawinji, could not fly in bad weather. “It was an emergency. The chopper could not fly properly during rain,” she said.

The arrival of Mr Odinga, who was with COTU boss Francis Atwoli, in Oyugis caught many by surprise. The helicopter, which was branded with blue Azimio colours, landed in a field and immediately attracted the attention of residents, who quickly arrived to see who was travelling in it. Mr Odinga and Mr Atwoli used the opportunity to talk to the small crowd that gathered there.

They urged residents to vote for the coalition. Mr Odinga told voters to stop being overconfident that he will win the presidential seat and instead come out in large numbers and cast their votes.

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