A Turkish Airlines plane developed a mechanical problem mid-air at Moi International Airport on Friday morning.
Flight TK 673 had taken off at about 3.58am with 121 passengers and six crew members on board.
Reports indicated an engine failed causing pilot Volkan Nihat to circle for hours as the damage was assessed. The plane landed safely at about 7.20 am.
An officer at the airport earlier said there might have been an explosion had the plane landed. He said they were trying to prevent this and ensure the safety of all passengers.
Regional police commander Larry Kieng confirmed the pilot was preparing for an emergency landing.
“All mechanisms have been put in place to ensure the safety of passengers,” he said early morning.