KENYAN PRESIDENT MOURNS VICTIMS OF CRASH OF FLYSAX LIGHT AIRCRAFT

NAIROBI– President Uhuru Kenyatta has expressed condolences for the victims of the FlySax aircraft which crashed in the Aberdares forest located some 100 kilometres north of here on Tuesday evening.

The Cessna C208 aircraft took off from an airstrip in Kitale in Trans-Nzoia County at 4.05 pm bound for Nairobi but lost contact with the control tower at 5.20 pm.

The wreckage was spotted Thursday morning at the Elephant Point of the forest. A multi-agency rescue team is leading efforts to retrieve the bodies and wreckage.

FlySax Chairman Charles Wako confirmed that all 10 people aboard had perished. They include the pilot, Captain Barbra Wangeci Kamau, and First Officer and co-pilot Jean Mureithi.

The eight passengers were Ahmed Ali Abdi, Karaba Sailah Waweru Muiga, Khetia Kishani, Matakasakaraia Thamani, Matakatekei Paula, Ngugi George Kinyua, Pinuertorn Ronald and Wafula Robinson.

Wako made the announcement on Thursday at Weston Hotel in Nairobi where an information desk has been set up.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK