Flights were Wednesday evening at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) diverted to Mombasa International Airport after a plane developed a mechanical hitch.
Habarileo has learned that the plane broke down while taking off from the JKIA runway.
The incident occurred some few hours before 7:00PM but the heavy traffic forced the operators to divert some of the planes to other airports.
Confirming the incident, Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said technicians are working hard to remove the stalled airplane that closed the runaway.
Through a tweet, KAA urged passengers to check with their respective airline for flight status updates.
“Jambo! This is to confirm that the runway at JKIA is temporarily closed as crews respond to safely remove a disabled aircraft. Takeoffs and landings are on hold. Passengers are advised to check with their respective airline for flight status updates,” KAA tweeted.