10 Jun 2012

Kenyan minister killed in helicopter crash

9:04 pm on 10 June 2012

A helicopter has crashed outside the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, killing at least six people.

Kenya media reports say a senior cabinet minister, George Saitoti and his deputy Orwa Ojode, were among those who died.

Witnesses say the helicopter burst into flames as it hit the ground.

Mr Saitoti had been planning to run for the presidency later this year.

The BBC reports there is no word on the cause of the crash.