Royal Media Services Pilot Patrick Ngare Mugane Dies

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  • A senior Royal Media Services pilot, Retired Major Patrick Ngare Mugane, is dead.

    Until his untimely death, he worked at Corporate Helicopters Limited which is a subsidiary of Royal Media Services.

    His colleagues at the media house will remember him as a man who served his country diligently.

    Retired Major Patrick Ngare Mugane

    They described him as a dedicated pilot who helped in news gathering by taking journalists to different parts of the country.

    Major Mugane, who was born in Kabare Location in Kirinyaga County, worked with the Kenya Army, 50th Air Calvary Batallion where he retired as a Major in 2002.

    He later joined the Kenya Police Air Wing and rose to the Deputy Commandant position.

    It will be remembered that in 2009, he saved the lives of former Police Commissioner Hussein Ali and former Assistant Minister the Late Orwa Ojodeh when a helicopter they were in developed complications mid air.

    His split-second decision to crash land averted a serious accident that may have killed people in a huge crowd that had gathered at Kipchoge Keino Stadium, which included former Cabinet Ministers the Late George Saitoti and Chris Obure, among other dignitaries.

    The deceased will be laid to rest at his home in Kiritini Village, Kabare Location, Gichugu Division in Kirinyaga County on October 26, 2018.

    At 61 years old, he has left behind a widow and two children.

    Former Police Commissioner Hussein Ali (left), ex-Rift Valley PC Hassan Noor Hassan and the Late Orwa Ojode