Kenyan minister among four dead in plane crash

June 11th, 2008 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS  

Nairobi, June 10 (DPA) Four people, including Kenya’s Minister for Roads Kipkalya Kones and an assistant minister, died Tuesday when a light aircraft they were travelling in crashed in western Kenya, a government spokesman said. “I can confirm that minister Kipkalya Kones as well as assistant minister Lorna Laboso died, as well as a bodyguard and the pilot,” Salim Lone said.

According to initial information, the plane went down in the late afternoon in woods near the Masai Mara game reserve as the officials were travelling to local elections set to take place Wednesday.

Lorna Laboso was assistant minister in the Ministry for Home Affairs.

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