While the Boeing 737-800 was preparing to operate flight KQ764 from Nairobi to Johannesburg, South Africa on Sunday evening, an airport truck happened to push back the aircraft from the bay, but damaging part of its fuselage and engine.
Kenya airways, partly owned by Air France-KLM and the Kenyan Government, has the capacity of about 145 passengers. The flight was cancelled and the passengers were accommodated. Investigations on the incident to follow.
It has happened at a time the airways has been trying to return to profit after the fall of tourist arrivals for four years following a series of attacks by Islamic militants.
No injuries or causalities reported.