Preliminary investigations now indicate that their was a tussle of conflict between Ruto ,Farouk Kibet and his pilot who died in a plane crush Captain Mario Magonga. Director of DCI kinoti in a statement sent to media has said that investigations have been launched and more detailed report wil be released soon.The helicopter they were flying in went off radar at around 8pm on Sunday.
The aircraft’s wreckage and the bodies were found at around 4am on Monday after hours of search Deputy President William Ruto’s pilot, Captain Mario Magonga, has died in a helicopter crash in Turkana. This was confirmed on the morning of Monday, March 4, by Kitutu Chache South Member of Parliament, Richard Onyonka, who is a relative of the deceased captain.
According to Onyonka, the chopper crashed near Lake Turkana after it went off radar on Sunday evening. “He was coming out of Turkana and then he disappeared off radar and from the whole of yesterday (Sunday) they have been searching that area, and sadly this morning (Monday) they found the wreckage and his body at around 4am,” Onyonka told NTV.
FlySax aircraft located in Njambini Kenya Police also issued a report on Monday morning indicating the helicopter crashed at 8pm on Sunday at Central Island National Park in Lake Turkana, killing all it’s five occupants on board. “Security personnel dispatched to the scene confirmed that among the five were four Americans and a Kenyan Pilot. Available information indicates that two helicopters had landed earlier at Labolo tented Camp on the National Park’s Island, however one managed to clear the area safely,” the police said. The police added the cause of the incident is yet to be established and details of the deceased will be released once the next of kin have been notified.
HIVIPUNDE understands investigations have commenced to establish the cause of the fatal helicopter crash. Meanwhile, Kenyans continue to send their condolence messages to the families and friends of the deceased captain and tourists.