• The Kenya Defense Forces in a statement on Tuesday said the Kenya Air Force Huey Helicopter crushed on Monday night while on night patrol in Lamu county.
A Kenya Air Force Helicopter has crushed in Lamu, killing unknown number of personnel who were onboard.
The Kenya Defense Forces in a statement on Tuesday said the Kenya Air Force Huey Helicopter crushed on Monday night while on night patrol in Lamu county.
“The crew and other military personnel onboard were part of an air surveillance squadron intensifying day and night patrols and surveillance for the ongoing operation Amani Boni,” KDF said in a statement.
“The leadership and entire KDF fraternity consoles with the families of the crew,” it added.
KDF further noted that a board of inquiry had been constituted and dispatched to the scene to establish the cause of the crush.
Multi-agency teams are involved in major operations in areas near the Kenya-Somalia border amid sporadic attacks.
The attacks have left dozens of people dead including security agents. Others are nursing wounds.
Officials say they have thwarted dozens of planned attacks by the terrorists killing some of them and recovering materials.
On Saturday, the Kenya Defence Forces personnel said some of the terrorists escaped with serious injuries. The operation is ongoing.