Kenyan Police Say Cabinet Minister Among Six Killed in Helicopter Crash

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police and government officials say Interior Minister George Saitoti is among at least six people killed in a police helicopter crash early Sunday, near the capital, Nairobi.

Authorities say an assistant and a bodyguard of Saitoti were also killed in the crash in the Ngong hills area.

Saitoti was a former Vice-President, who planned to run for president in next year's March election.

The identity of the other victims has not been confirmed. Some witnesses say the bodies are burned beyond recognition.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.