Crash: Two Uganda copters still missing
14 August 2012, 05:48
Call it fate, bad luck or inexperience, but on the day Uganda’s top athlete with a familiar Kenyan name humbled Kenya’s marathoners, its primed military pilots failed to navigate Mount Kenya’s fog.
Subsequently, three of its four choppers heading to Somalia to join the African Union’s strike at the heart of Al-Shabaab, amid fanfare at Soroti, ended up lying in the rugged southern edges of the snow-capped mountain, as rescuers scampered to save their passengers.
What followed was horrifying, not only because of the agony of nursing injuries in the dark and freezing temperatures of Mount Kenya that is mostly inaccessible to rescuers, but also due to the fact that the Kenya Defence Forces appear not to have given their best in rescuing the “friendly force” from across the border.
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