A saddening incident occurred on Tuesday where a teacher died in his line of duty- that is invigilating the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Exams (KCSE) exams.
The teacher was struck by helicopter blades in Masalani, Ijara, Garissa County.
Garissa County Commissioner, Solomon Chesuti, said that the invigilator had just picked exam papers at the deputy county commissioner’s office. He was standing near the chopper as it took of and that is when the accident happened.
He has added that the matter is currently with the police and that the body will be released to the family for burial according to the Muslim tradition.
“He was taking the papers to Masalani Secondary School and I think he moved near to where the helicopter was and he was struck as it took off… We left the police to handle it and after processing the scene, the body will be released to the family for burial according to Muslim tradition,” Chesuti noted.
The incident comes a day after two choppers also crashed in the neighbouring Wajir County.
The first accident occurred at around noon where a chopper crashed at Wajir Airport runway while taking off. Three people on board including Arabajahan MCA Abey Jimaale.
The injured were rushed to Wajir County Referral Hospital were treated and later referred to Nairobi for further treatment.
The other accident happened later in the evening where a Kenya Defense Forces KDF helicopter set to distribute food items to flood-affected families in Buna Town, Wajir North crashed during take-off. It was noted by Wajir County Red Cross Coordinator Abdia Manya that the pilots and teachers sustained injuries and were taken to the Buna Sub-county Hospital.