News just in is that the son of a prominent politician and cabinet minister in the grand coalition government was killed just a few hours ago in a crazy freak accident.
The 23 year old lad was killed by a falling helicopter that hit him and then dragged him several meters before finally trapping him under the intense heat of the burning fuselage. Apart from the 3 occupants of the helicopter who were all killed, the young Kenyan was the only person on the ground killed.
Eyewitnesses say that the victim was not able to hear the falling helicopter because he was listening to music on stereo earphones. Apparently he had just stepped out for a walk.
The accident occurred in Cranbrook BC, Canada.
The dead Kenyan was identified as Isaiah Otieno (23) who was a student at the College of the Rockies. Isaiah is believed to be the son of cabinet minister Dalmas Otieno. As you read this the parents are said to be making hasty arrangements to fly out to Canada from Kenya. My sources in Kenya close to the family say that he is the son of one of the politician's younger wives.
What are the chances of being hit by a falling helicopter? One in 10 million? It is for this reason that there is no doubt that tongues will be wagging overtime in Nyanza with all sorts of mambo jumbo conspiracy stuff and superstitious theories. How insensitive Kenyans can be sometimes.
I take this opportunity on behalf of myself and all Kumekuchans to communicate our deep and sincere condolences to the family and friends of this young Kenyan who no doubt had a lot of promise before him. Our prayers go out to those who were close to him at this time of shock, disbelief and inconsolable grief.
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A recent photo of the late Isaiah Otieno