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.

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