An unknown number of KDF soldiers killed in Lamu helicopter crash

A military chopper prepares to land next to a packed armored military tank at Kapedo. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Several Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officers have died after their helicopter crashed while on patrol in Boni Forest, Lamu County.

KDF announced the incident on its Twitter page stating that the crash happened on Monday, September 18, 2023 night, and that they are yet to establish the cause of the crash.

"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," the Tweet explained.

At the same time, the leadership of KDF condoled the crew's families, and a board of inquiry constituted and dispatched to the scene to establish the cause of the crash.

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