Kenyan ministers Saitoti, Ojode killed in plane crash

Internal Security Minister George Saitoti (left) and Assistant Minister Orwa Ojode killed in Ngong plane crash.

Internal Security Minister Prof George Saitoti and his assistant minister Joshua Orwa Ojodeh are among six people who died in a police helicopter crash Sunday morning in Ngong area on the outskirts of Nairobi.

Saitoti and Orwa Ojode were aboard the helicopter make -Eurocopter AS 350 which crashed shortly after 9am in Kibiku area in Ngong. The two leaders, their bodyguards and the two pilots perished in the accident. The helicopter is said to have exploded on impact.

The pilots were identified as Captain Nancy Gituanja and Captain Luke Oyugi. Saitoti and Ojode bodyguards, inspector Joshua Tonkei and sergeant Thomas Murimi also died in the accident.

The Vice President Kalonzo and Commissioner of Police Matthew Iteere said investigations have been launched to establish the cause of the accident.

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