Video: Governor Samuel Tunai, several others survive chopper crash

Governor Samuel Tunai Sustains Injuries in Helicopter Crash

Narok Governor Samuel Tunai on Saturday afternoon, 17th October, narrowly survived a helicopter crash in the county.

The governor was accompanied by Narok East MP Ken Kiloku and two other people when the accident occurred at Olenkipejus Village in Melili.

They were going to attend the funeral of the father of a former county finance executive.

The four, who sustained minor injuries, were rushed to a nearby health facility for assessment.

However, the county boss later told the Citizen Digital that he had been airlifted to Nairobi for more checkups.

A huge crowd gathered at the scene to get a view of the helicopter wreckage.

What you need to know:

  • The accident occurred as they left Enkipejus village in Narok North Sub-county, where they had attended the burial of Mzee Tompo ole Sasai, father of county Finance executive Julius Sasai.
  • When contacted, Governor Tunai said he was fine and was being driven to the capital city. Red Cross personnel examined him at the scene before he boarded a vehicle to Nairobi.


Narok Governor Samuel Tunai, Narok East MP Lemanken Aramat and several others cheated death Saturday when the chopper they were flying in crash-landed shortly after take-off.

The accident occurred as they left Enkipejus village in Narok North Sub-county, where they had attended the burial of Mzee Tompo ole Sasai, father of county Finance executive Julius Sasai.

Governor Tunai and MP Aramat were in the aircraft with security personnel and a pilot identified as Marc Goose, head of the Rapid Response Unit at Mara Elephant Project.

Witness Joseph Kamotho said the pilot tried to take off several times but was unable to.

The cause of the near fatal mishap could not be immediately established.

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