Mario Magonga, a pilot to Deputy President William Ruto has died after crashing in Central Island National Park, in Turkana County on Sunday.
Captain Mario reportedly went off the radar on Sunday while coming from Turkana. His body and the plane wreckage were discovered today at 4 am.
Four Americans who were onboard were also killed in the crash.
Captain Magonga, an ex-military pilot hails from Nyamataro, Kitutu Chache South, Kisii County. He is a first cousin to the area MP Richard Onyonka.
According to Onyoka, Mario was one of the best-trained and qualified helicopter pilots in Kenya.
“It’s really unfortunate that Mario crashed. He was one of the best helicopter pilots in Kenya that money could buy and as a family, we would like to know what went wrong. I mean the other day we were just talking about how these air accidents have become so rampant in Kenya, and I would like to call for speedy investigations into this because i don’t think it has anything to do with training, we need to find out why,”. He said.