The helicopter at a past event

A private helicopter belonging to President Uhuru Kenyatta has crashed into Lake Nakuru this morning after what is reported as a technical hitch.

The plane with tail number 5Y-NMJ and Aérospatiale 350B3e Ecureuil model was reportedly flying a team of political staff close to Nakuru senator Susan Kihika to Narok.

Some of the choppers which are owned and operated by Kenyan leaders are as follows;

Uhuru Kenyatta operated by Flex Aviation
Eurocopter AS350B3e
5Y JNM
5Y NMJ

William Ruto operated by Kwae Island Holdings
Eurocopter AS350B3e
5Y DSM
5Y DSN
Eurocopter EC130B4
5Y DSC

Nicholas Biwott operated by Air Kenya
Eurocopter AS350B3e
5Y HNB
5Y JNB

Ephrahim Maina
Bell 407
5Y PSM
Bell 206
5Y MNW

Patrick Musimba Kibwezi MP
Bell 407
5Y PPS

Simeon Nyachae
Eurocopter AS350B3e
5Y HSN

Musalia Mudavadi
Eurocopter EC 130 B4
5Y TXM

Raila Odinga
Eurocopter EC 130 B4
5Y HOD

Lenny Kivuti
Bell 206
5Y HKK

SK Macharia
Eurocopter AS350B3
5Y DSB
5Y SGM

Peter Kenneth
Bell 407
5Y PKI
5Y PKZ

Joshua Chepkwony
Eurocopter AS350B3
5Y HJK

Gideon Moi
Eurocopter As350B2
5Y ZKL
Hughes 300
5Y ZKM

General Karangi operated by Aberdair
Eurocopter AS350B3e
5Y FWE
5Y MNJ
5Y NKW

Guru of Devki
Eurocopter EC 130 B4
5Y DCC
Eurocopter AS350B3e
5Y DVK
5Y EVG

Ian Mumano operated by Ladylori
Eurocopter AS350B3e
5Y BTW
5Y BVM
Eurocopter EC 130 B4
5Y GYM

Jimmy Wanjigi
Eurocopter EC 130 B4
5Y JWJ

Phil Mathews
Eurocopter EC 130 B4
5Y KGV
Eurocopter AS350B3e
5Y KUI

Joshua Kulei operated by Phoenix Aviation
AgustaWestland 119 VIP
5Y RBY

Osiemo operated by Wilken
Eurocopter AS350B2
5Y HLI

Kenya Pipeline
Eurocopter’s
5Y PSH
5Y EXC

KPLC
Bell 407
5Y EXT

KWS
Bell 407
5Y KWM
Bell 206
5Y KWW

PHOENIX AVIATION
Bell 412s
5Y PAH
5Y PHO

POLICE
Mi17s
5Y DCI
5Y STA
5Y SFA
5Y EDM

Among those on board are said to be one Sam Gitau, Anthony Ngari and the pilot, Apollo Malowa.

It is not clear if there are any survivors from the crash but police and military helicopters have rushed to the scene to rescue any survivors.

Video of the copper taking off from Jarika County Lodge today.

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