2 victims of Nakuru chopper crash laid to rest

Apollo Malowa- the pilot of the ill-fated helicopter that crashed in Lake Nakuru a fortnight ago as well as one of the passengers Anthony Kipyegon were laid to rest on Saturday in Bondo and Eldama ravine respectively even as sombre mood engulfed both funerals.

At Toniok in Eldama ravine the funeral was attended by among others Cabinet Secretary for East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism Phyllis Kandie, Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika as well as County Assembly Speaker Joel Maina Kairu with both leaders calling for sobriety.

This even as uncertainty still surrounds the search and recovery mission for the remaining three bodies after some divers pulled out of the exercise because of lack of adequate resources.

According to reliable sources, nine divers from Bomet County Government and nine fishermen from the Fisheries Department in Naivasha pulled out on Friday.

This even as on Saturday clothes, documents and a pair of shoes belonging to one of the missing bodies John Mapozi were found near the shores of Lake Nakuru.
At the moment only Kenya Navy and Kenya Divers Rescue Divers who are sponsored by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko are engaged in the mission.

On Friday Last week ministry of mining experts was included in the search and rescue mission to locate the chopper debris and recover three bodies that are still missing.

In a phone interview, Jonathan Kertich from the National disaster operations centre confirmed that the fishermen pulled out because they were catering for their own accommodation and other expenses.

Family members of the missing persons have been visiting the rescue site each and every day with hopes that the bodies will be found.

According to them, there is a need for the government to put in place more rescue personnel in order to hasten the exercise.

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