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Francis Ogolla: Multi-Agency Team at Crash Site Looking for General’s Bible

General Francis Ogolla.
General Francis Ogolla died after a military helicopter that was carrying him and other officers crashed. Photo/KDF.

A team from several government agencies is at the crash site of the helicopter that claimed the life of Chief of Defence Forces Francis Ogolla and other military officers.

The teams are searching for items belonging to the fallen officers as part of investigations into the crash.

The families of the crash victims had also requested items belonging to their departed loved ones.

Residents of the area were the first respondents at the accident scene.

Some of the locals are said to have stolen shoes, watches, and mobile phones, belonging to the KDF officers.

According to TV 47, traces of the mobile phones indicate they are being switched on and off within the area.

Ogolla’s family had also pleaded for his Bible which he carried everywhere with him.

The general’s daughter Lorna said her father read the Bible from cover to cover every year.

General Francis Ogolla was among the 10 officers who died in a KDF helicopter crash on Thursday, April 18 on the border between Elgeyo Marakwet and Uasin Gichu counties.

The others included Captain Hillary Litali, Captain Sora Mohamed, Colonel Duncan Keitany, Senior Sergeant John Kinyua Mureithi, Sergeant Cliphonce Omondi, Major George Benson Magondu, Brigadier Swale Saidi and Sergeant Rose Nyawira.