A chopper has crashed in Oltinga area of Kajiado West sub-county with an unconfirmed number of passengers.
Kajiado County Police Commander Muthuri Mwongera said the accident happened about 8am and details of the chopper and the number of passengers remains unknown.
“I have dispatched Kajiado West OCPD Vincent Kitili, to the scene in Oltinga to get us details,” Mwongera said.
The Police commander confirmed that it is an Army chopper that crashed 60 km south of Oloopolos.
Such choppers, they say, can carry a maximum of 11-12 people.
One of the people on the ground said the chopper burst into flames as soon as it came down.
Kenya defence forces has confirmed that the chopper is an Mi 171e Air force helicopter which was on training mission .
“It crash landed at the Ol Tepesi area in Kajiado,” KDF said via a tweet on Thursday.
More to follow…