Raila’s Chopper Crashes

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President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) arrived in Kisumu for a three-day working tour of Nyanza Region on May 30, 2021.
  • A chopper that had ferried former Prime minister Raila Odinga crashed Sunday, May 30, in Gem Constituency.

    The chopper crashed shortly after the OMD Leader had dropped him off at Kudho Primary School in Gem.

    In a statement confirming the incident, Raila stated that the helicopter, Bell 407, crashed when it attempted to lift off the ground in order to create space for other planes.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) arrived in Kisumu for a three-day working tour of Nyanza Region on May 30, 2021.
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    Luckily, there were no fatalities. The pilot and four others who were on board escaped with minor injuries.

    The former premier proceeded with his tour where he is accompanying President Uhuru Kenyatta in the Nyanza region. 

    After the ordeal, Raila joined President Uhuru Kenyatta to commission the Shs 2.4bn Bondo Water Supply Project in Siaya County.

    They also visited an expansive project, implemented by Lake Victoria Water Works Development Agency, which will enhance water supply to Bondo and Siaya towns, and construction of sewer treatment points in the two towns.
     

    Raila is in Kisumu in preparation for the Madaraka Day Celebration which will be held at the Jomo Kenyatta Internation Stadium.

    The State House Spokesperson, Kanze Dena confirmed that the event will be an invite only event. 3000 attendees will be allowed into the premises down from the initial 30,000.

    The number was reduced to curb the spread of the deadly Indian variant recorded in Kisumu.

    Initially, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila were to take a train from Naivasha to Kisumu following its recent upgrade.

    However, Kanze Dena clarified that the two had aborted that plan owing to unavoidable circumstances.

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    Raila greets Kisumu residents while inspecting projects in the area on May 24, 2021, ahead of the Madaraka Day celebrations.
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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