Police Chopper clashes in Meru
The six police officers who survived a helicopter crash at Kaithe in Meru County have been airlifted to Nairobi.
The team was rushed to Meru Level Five hospital but were later airlifted for specialized treatment.
Meru County Police Commander Patrick Lumumba said the chopper had crashed due to bad weather at 8 am in Kaithe village on the outskirts of Meru town where locals helped remove the passengers from the chopper.
Police Spokesman Charles Owino said the chopper was carrying security personnel from Eastern, who were heading to Sololo in Marsabit for a security meeting.
They were using the new fleet acquired by the police, an Agusta Westland AW119 chopper that was being flown by Inspector Peter Kemboi, assisted by co-pilot Jacinta Akorot.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i received the injured officers at the Wilson Airport in Nairobi where he cautioned that the Government will apprehend politicians accused of causing ethnic clashes in the region.