The office of the director of public prosecution (dpp) is expected to open an inquiry into the cause of the flysax plane crash that saw 10 people lost their lives on Tuesday evening once furnished with a preliminary report of the plane crash. A multi-agency team spent the whole day on Monday combing through the crash site for clues that might have led to the crash.
Investigations at the site of the accident at the peak of the Aberdare Ranges in Kinangop, Nyandarua County came to a close on Monday night. The terrain towards the ill-fated flysax plane crash site was exhausting.
It was an exercise that was slated to start at 6am going up the elephant peak at the Aberdare escarpment on a forensic mission comprising of various agencies but stalled for over 3 hours.
When vehicles could not go any further than the bamboo gate, they were left behind, with teams embarking on treacherous course of over 3,700m.
Security experts and specialists in plane crash had spent the whole day combing the area for any clues that will help to decipher what exactly made the Fly Sax 5Y-CAC plane come down.
Area Deputy County Commissioner Daniel Nyameti however insisted that investigations are still open.
The multiagency team led by Martin Nyunguto from the DCI HQ comprising of government chemist officers, pathologists from the ministry of health, bomb experts, forensic experts, disaster management team, administration police, KWS, KFS, collected various exhibits totaling to 31 in number for analysis which will help draft a report.
The Cessna 208 model plane crashed at 5pm on Tuesday last week after encountering bad weather with a myriad of claims that the pilot may have not been aware of the area’s terrain and that she was misled by the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) tower.
Consequently, all the eight passengers and two crew perished in the accident. This is not the first time a plane crashed at the Aberdares, whose temperatures are as low as eight degrees reducing any chances of life.