Daughter of CDF Francis Ogolla speaks over his Father’s Death

Lorna Omondi Ogolla, the daughter of Chief of Defence Forces Francis Ogolla has finally broken her silence following reports of her father’s tragic demise in a plane accident in Elgeyo Marakwet.

Taking to her LinkedIn page, Lorna’s heartfelt message hinted at her father’s passing in the accident, describing him as an epitome of excellence and leadership.

She mourned his loss, acknowledging his dedication to keeping Kenya safe for over four decades.

One day I shall tell beautiful stories of how he taught with his actions and not with his words. But today, I rush home to send him off to the great beyond,” she wrote.

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The devastating incident occurred when a chopper carrying Ogolla and other officials crashed in Kaben, Marakwet East. The aircraft, reportedly transporting 12 individuals, including high-ranking officers, burst into flames upon impact.

Despite efforts to rescue the occupants, only one survivor, believed to be a photographer, was found amidst the wreckage. The crash site was swiftly secured as investigations commenced.

The ill-fated flight was part of a mission to survey the area for an upcoming deployment aimed at combating cattle rustling activities.

Among the passengers were several bureaucratic officers from the Ministry of Defence. The Kenya Air Force Huey Helicopter, departing from a local primary school, tragically met its fate, claiming the lives of esteemed military personnel.

Francis Ogolla assumed the role of Chief of Defence Forces on April 28, 2023, succeeding General Robert Kibochi. Kibochi, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 62, passed the baton to Ogolla in a transition marking changes in the military leadership

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