Kenyan military aircraft crashes, government says

By Thomson Reuters Apr 18, 2024 | 9:13 AM

NAIROBI (Reuters) -A Kenyan military aircraft has crashed, a government spokesperson said on Thursday.

A police source who asked not to be named said five soldiers died when the chopper crashed in western Kenya on Thursday afternoon and three other passengers survived.

The injured soldiers have been taken to hospital, the source said.

Government spokesperson Isaac Mwaura said on social media that a statement would be issued soon.

(Reporting by Hereward Holland and Humphrey Malalo; Editing by Andrew Heavens and Hugh Lawson)