The Chopper that had flown the Orange Democratic Movement ODM leader Raila Odinga from Kisumu to Gem in Siaya County crashed minutes after dropping him and four others.
“Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is safe following an incident in which a chopper that had flown him from Kisumu to Gem in Siaya County crashed shortly after dropping him and his entourage of four people.”
“The Helicopter, Bell 407, Registration 5Y-PSM had dropped Mr Odinga at Kudho Primary School in Gem when it attempted to lift off to create space for other planes. Unfortunately, it crashed.”
“There were no fatalities as the pilot and four others who on board escaped with minor injuries.”
“Mr. Odinga successfully proceeded with his scheduled activities with the President.”
The ODM leader Raila Odinga is amongst the leaders from Nyanza who joined the President Uhuru Kenyatta in the day one tour of Nyanza.
According to a police report, the pilot captain Julius Mwambanga of Peniel Air was taking off after dropping the ODM leader who had accompanied President Kenyatta in commissioning Wagai Akala road when the helicopter crashed.