According to CNN, A helicopter crash on the outskirts of Nairobi on Sunday killed one of the nation’s most visible political figures.
George Saitoti, 66 was the nation’s internal security minister and was one of the contenders in the upcoming presidential election. He has also served as the Kenyan vice president.
Mr. Saitoti was aboard the flight with five others, all of whom also died in the crash: his deputy minister Orwa Ojode, two pilots and two bodyguards, President Mwai Kibaki said.
In a statement made by the president, he said: “the deaths of the six Kenyans is a devastating loss to our country. Minister Saitoti will forever be remembered as a hardworking and determined public servant who dedicated his time to the service of the Kenyan people.”