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July 13, 2017

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Plane carrying Kenyan journalists crashes in Kibera slums. The journalists were heading to cover a NASA rally when the aircraft went down.

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Plane carrying Kenyan journalists crashes in Kibera slums

Plane carrying Kenyan journalists crashes in Kibera slums

Three journalists working with Royal Media Services were injured yesterday afternoon when a light plane they were traveling, a Cessna 206, crashed in Nairobi’s Kibera estate just moments after taking off at Wilson airport.

The journalists, Sam Ogina, videographer Mauritius Odour and radio journalist Joseph Njane together with the pilot were rushed to hospital. The journalists have since been discharged but the pilot is still in hospital but in a stable condition.

The crew was on its way to Kabarak for coverage of a National Super Alliance rally.

Nasa presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga conveyed his sympathy to the three journalists following the accident.

“On behalf of NASA and myself, I extend deep sympathy, best wishes, and prayers for quick recovery.”

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