DP Ruto’s pilot, 4 Americans killed in Turkana chopper crash

DP Ruto's pilot, 4 Americans killed in Turkana chopper crash
Captain Mario Magonga. PHOTO| COURTESY

Deputy President William Ruto’s pilot Mario Magonga and four American tourists died on Sunday evening in a helicopter crash in Turkana County.

According to police, the helicopter crashed at Central Island National Park in Lake Turkana, killing all the five occupants on board.

“Security personnel dispatched to the scene confirmed that among the five were four Americans and the Kenyan Pilot,” said the National Police Service in a statement Monday morning.

Police said two helicopters had landed earlier at Labolo tented Camp on the National Park’s Island, however one managed to clear the area safely.

The cause of the 8pm accident still remains unclear.

Security teams have since been deployed on the scene to assist in the recovery efforts.

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