Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

Video

Kenya minister dies in copter crash

Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 00:57

Kenya's internal security minister and his deputy are among several people killed in a police helicopter crash early on Sunday morning. Travis Brecher reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

The site of a deadly helicopter crash in a forest outside the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The police helicopter, which crashed early Sunday morning, was carrying Kenya's minister for internal security, George Saitoti, and his deputy Orwa Ojode. Both died in the disaster, along with the aircraft's two pilots. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. A former long-serving vice president under Daniel Arap Moi, Saitoti was also set to compete in a presidential election expected to be held next year. He has also been a leading government voice against the Somali al Shabaab militants, often visiting the sites of grenade and bomb attacks inside Kenya, and vowing to crush the Islamist militant group. Travis Brecher, Reuters

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Kenya minister dies in copter crash

Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 00:57