Five people died after their helicopter crashed at the Central Island National Park in Turkana at around 8:00 pm.

The police have identified the pilot as Mario Magonga, one of DP Ruto’s pilots and four American tourists  who were flying from Labolo Tented Camp.

 

“Available information indicates that two helicopters had landed earlier at Labolo tented Camp on the National Park’s Island, however one managed to clear the area safely. The cause of the incident is yet to be established and the details of the deceased will be released once the next of kin have been notified,” said the police in a statement.

Captain Magonga worked for Tropic Air Kenya until June 2015.