Probe on 2016 police chopper crash not complete

A police helicopter that crashed at National Youth Service institute in Ruaraka, Nairobi, on September 08, 2016. Police are yet to finalise the investigation into the crash. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Italy-made AugustaWestland AW139 5Y- NPS helicopter was registered on April 26, 2016 but was badly damaged in the crash, four months later. 

  • Sources within the police say a technical failure may have caused the accident, raising concerns that the government could have bought a faulty aircraft.

  • The crash happened at a time the aircraft should have been under warranty and it was not insured, meaning that the government cannot be compensated for the loss. 

Nearly two years after a police helicopter crashed at the National Youth Service institute in Nairobi, there is no report to show the cause of the accident as required by public finance management regulations.

Welcome!

You're all set to enjoy unlimited Prime content.