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Marsabit plane crash leaves two people dead

By Zawadi Mohamed

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Two people have died in a plane crash in Marsabit County on Saturday morning.

The pilot and co-pilot were ferrying Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) when the plane crashed in Kofia Mbaya area, Marsabit Central.

The exams are scheduled to begin on Monday with Education CS Prof George Magoha assuring the public that preparations for the exams have been finalized.

Saturday’s incident took place at approximately 2kilometers away from the spot where another crash on April 10, 2006 claimed the lives of 14 people including members of parliament.

Among them were Bonaya Godana, a veteran politician who was deputy leader of the opposition Kenyan African National Union. In the regime of former President Daniel arap Moi, Mr. Godana served as foreign minister and agriculture minister, among other posts.

Other lawmakers included Mirugi Kariuki, the assistant minister for internal security; Titus Ngoyoni, the assistant minister for regional development authorities; and some of the area’s representatives in Parliament, among them Abdi Sasura and Guracha Galgallo Boru.

The plane that crashed in 2006 had local leaders from Marsabit county and other dignitaries who were headed to a peace mission in the region.

Multi-agency security team are currently processing the accident scene.

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