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The Ethiopian forces guarding Bardelle airstrip in Baidoa adjudged the plane’s unusual flight towards the facility as a potential suicide mission and downed it, according to a report filed by the African Union Mission in Somalia. The troops’ rocket-propelled grenade shot down the light Kenyan-registered aircraft carrying supplies for use in the fight against COVID-19.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with his Somalia counterpart Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo (file photo).

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