President William Ruto has send a condolences message to the family and friends of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers who lost their lives after the helicopter they were in crashed in Lamu County earlier Tuesday 19th September.
Via a statement on19th September, the head of state described the soldiers as heroes for their bravery in defending Kenya’s sovereignty.
“Our condolences to the families and friends on the heartbreaking loss of our heroes in the Lamu helicopter crash.
“We honour their bravery in defending and protecting Kenya’s sovereignty. Our prayers are with the Kenya Defence Forces and all those that have been affected by the tragedy,” President Ruto condoled the family of the deceased.
According to the KDF statement, helicopter crashed on Monday night while on patrol in Lamu County. The patrol is part of government measures to pacify Boni forest, which has become a hideout of suspected al-Shabaab militia, not revealing the number of solders who lost their life in the pocess.
““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.
“The leadership and entire KDF fraternity condole with the families of the crew,” KDF said in a statement. More