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Nakuru Chopper Crash Claims Five

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Five people are feared dead following a chopper crash in Nakuru in Kenya. The chopper crashed into Lake Nakuru early on Saturday minutes after taking off from Jarika Hotel in Nakuru town.

The ill-fated chopper operated by Flex Air Charters was carrying four men and a woman. The Nakuru Senator, Susan Kihika some of those on board were members of her communication team. Kenya Civil Aviation Authority says preliminary reports show that there are no survivors.

Captain Gilbert Kibe, the Director General Kenya Civil Aviation Authority says they have commenced investigations to establish the cause of the crash. The National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU) has activated a National Police Service chopper to support Nakuru County Disaster Team to search for the crash victims.

Joshua Nkanatha, the Nakuru County Commissioner, says boats from Kenya Wildlife Service from Lake Naivasha are expected to help in the search mission. There were initial claims that the chopper belongs to President, Uhuru Kenyatta.

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