Kenya Defence Forces have suffered a major blow after the Kenya Airforce helicopter crashed in Lamu county leaving crew members dead.
According to a statement released by Kenya Airforce, indicated that the Huey Helicopter crashed Monday night while on patrol in Lamu County.
The patrol is part of government measure to specify Boni forest which has become a hideout of suspected al-Shabaab militia.
“The crew and other military personnel onboard were part of an air surveillance squadron intensifying day and night patrols and surveillance for the ongoing operation Amani Boni,” KDF said in a statement.
According to the reports, the exact number of crew members dead is not known as KDF did not provide the information. Such information is always kept under.
“The leadership and entire KDF fraternity condole with the families of the crew,” KDF statement added.
The KDF pointed out that a board of inquiry into the cause of the tragedy has been constituted and dispatched to the scene to establish the course of the crash. More