Ministers killed in helicopter crash
George Saitoti, the Minister for Internal Security and his Assistant Minister, Orwa Ojode, have both been killed in a helicopter crash soon after leaving the capital Nairobi. Four other people along with the two ministers were killed.
A former mathematics professor and Vice-President as well as having held a number of ministerial posts, Minister Saitoti had been expected to stand as a presidential candidate in next year’s election.
The Minister was also known for his strident stance against the terrorist group Al-Shabab.
Three days of mourning have been declared by the government.