A teacher tasked with distributing KCSE papers in Garissa County died on Tuesday after being struck by helicopter blades in the Masalani area.
Speaking to journalists, Garissa County Commissioner Solomon Chesuti revealed that the teacher died on the spot after he was struck by one of the rotor blades.
The teacher was rushing to board the chopper designated to distribute exam papers when the incident occurred.
During the national examination period, exam officials have been using helicopters to distribute examination materials following heavy rains that have made it difficult to transit from one point to the other.
Commissioner Chesuti described the incident as unfortunate, especially at a time when students were anticipating to sit their exam papers in the morning.
The tragedy is the third incident involving a helicopter crash within the country in a span of two days.
On Monday, a helicopter rushing to collect Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) papers at Arbajahan in Wajir crashed.
During the accident, the pilot and two passengers sustained minor injuries and were subsequently rushed to hospital for medical treatment.
Moments later, a Kenya Army chopper crashed during takeoff at Wajir Airport at around 5:00 pm.
Videos posted online showed the chopper ascending before it suddenly crashed.
Following the incident, Wajir Airport Police Station released a statement, explaining that the pilot and Arabajhan Ward MCA Abey Jimaale, sustained injuries.
The two were transferred to Wajir County Referral Hospital for specialised treatment.
The chopper was supplying food to areas affected by floods.
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