President William Ruto has taken action following the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Francis Ogolla and nine others. He announced that the Kenya Air Force has swiftly constituted and dispatched an air investigation team to determine the cause of the accident, which occurred on Thursday evening.

Expressing profound sorrow, President Ruto also declared a three-day period of national mourning in honor of CDF Francis Ogolla. The loss of Ogolla, he stated, is deeply painful not only to himself but also to all Kenyans.

In a statement, President Ruto emphasized the significance of General Ogolla’s service and sacrifice, describing him as one of the nation’s most esteemed military leaders. As Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), Ruto acknowledged the immense contribution of General Ogolla to the nation and expressed solidarity with the KDF fraternity and the entire nation in mourning his passing.

The President extended his heartfelt condolences to all the families affected by this tragic loss, recognizing the profound grief felt by the nation. He invoked divine solace for the departed souls and strength for their bereaved families during this difficult time. Additionally, President Ruto conveyed wishes for the swift recovery of the two soldiers injured in the accident.

Describing Ogolla’s demise as that of a distinguished four-star general who fell in the line of duty, President Ruto honored his memory and service to the country.