A helicopter has crashed in Lake Nakuru shortly after take off from a hotel in the town.

Nakuru OCPD Joshua Omukata confirmed the incident saying they were waiting for a boat to conduct the rescue as the chopper crashed inside the lake.

Reports indicate that there were five people on board the helicopter that crashed Saturday morning.

Apollo Otieno Malowa, the pilot of the chopper (behind) that crashed Photo: Facebook/Mageka Read

Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika said three of those on board (names withheld) were members of her communication team.

The aircraft had left Jarika County Lodge and sources say it was flying low before it crashed.

The chopper was to later ferry more journalists to a campaign rally.