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Kenya’s chief of defense Francis Ogolla dies in helicopter crash

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Kenya’s Chief of Defense Forces, General Francis Ogolla has died in a devastating helicopter crash near the Ugandan border.

The incident, which occurred in a remote area between Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot counties, has left the nation in shock.

The chopper, which was carrying Chief of Defence Forces Francis Ogolla, crashed and caught fire, resulting in the death of five occupants of the aircraft.

The news of the fatal crash has sent shockwaves throughout the country, with President William Ruto calling for an urgent meeting of senior security personnel at State House, Nairobi.

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The National Security Council, which is made up of top government officials including the President, his deputy, the Defence minister, and other key security personnel, has been tasked with overseeing the investigation and response to the tragic incident.

The Chief of Defence Forces plays a crucial role in leading the Kenya Defence Forces and ensuring the safety and security of the country. The loss of Francis Ogolla is a significant blow to the military and the nation as a whole. His leadership and commitment to the defense of Kenya will be sorely missed.

The survivors of the crash, who were airlifted to hospital for treatment, are currently receiving medical care for their injuries.

The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation, and the Kenya Defence Forces have cordoned off the scene of the accident to gather evidence and determine what led to the tragic event.

Local media reported that a helicopter had departed from Cheptulel Boys Secondary School in Sigor Constituency, West Pokot County, where the Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) team was in the process of reconstructing the school that had been impacted by banditry.

Kenya's chief of defense Francis Ogolla dies in plane crash www.whoownsafrica.com
Kenya’s chief of defense Francis Ogolla dies in plane crash www.whoownsafrica.com

This initiative was set in motion following President William Ruto’s directive to the military the previous week to assist in rebuilding schools that had been vandalized in the Chesegon area.

According to a local resident named Mr. Tito Lopuriang, the KDF officers had just concluded a meeting with the community at the school before boarding the military aircraft. Shortly after takeoff, witnesses observed smoke emanating from the helicopter.

Lopuriang mentioned that the security forces, including the KDF team, had visited five schools that had been affected by banditry and were identified for renovation.

The presence of the military in these areas not only aims to rebuild educational facilities but also to enhance security and stability in the region.

The residents of Elgeyo Marakwet County, where the crash occurred, are mourning the loss of the Chief of Defence Forces and the other victims of the crash.


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