A Heavy downpour in Kisumu on Friday evening led to the cancellation of flights in and out of the lakeside city.
It’s reported thatplanes had trouble landing at Kisumu International Airport because of the strong winds and foggy weather. Pilots were forced to turn the planes back to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi.
The rains flooded the passenger lounge and many people were surprised that the international airport still lets in water when it rains
Kisumu airport was revamped in a Ksh 3.3 billion project in February 2012 which saw runways extended, construction of a taxiway and a new terminal. The terminal was also uplifted to international standards and now holds 600 people per hour.