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EC flight 1a, a small Cessna charted by the European Commission, as it flies over north-western Kenya.
The Kenyan aviation authorities will not allow any flights directly from Somalia to Kenya, having little trust in the security of the failed state’s airports.
So whilst a flight out to Hargeisa or Mogadishu can be fast, coming back is somewhat slower. First landing at Wajir, in the arid scrubland near the Somali border, everyone—and everything—must be brought off to be checked and scanned.
Then once again, the Cessna takes to the skies, bound for Jomo Kenyatta International.