Deaths Reported as Kenya Air Force Plane Crashes

Four people died after an aircraft belonging to Kenya Air Force crash-landed in Voi, Taita-Taveta County.

In a brief statement published on the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) official Twitter handle, the plane was flying from Moi Air Base in Eastleigh, Nairobi.

The police and Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers helped in the recovery efforts.

“Today, 12 January 21, mid-morning, a Kenya Air Force aircraft, model Harbin Y-12, crashed in Voi, Taita-Taveta County. The aircraft was from Moi Air Base, Eastleigh, Nairobi. Recovery efforts are underway,” the KDF statement read.

Voi OCPD Benadtine Shari also confirmed the incident, but declined to give the number of occupants and casualties.

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