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DP Ruto’s Paid Tribute To His Dead Pilot Captain Mario Magonga

Appointee President William Ruto on Friday mourned with the group of the late Captain Mario Magonga who kicked the bucket in a plane accident.

The DP visited and invested energy with the family at their Karen home.

He recollected the expired as a practiced, trained and dependable pilot who adored his Job.


Deputy President William Ruto writing on Captain Mario Magonga’s condolence book

“Captain Magonga was charitable, intelligent and had impeccable credentials. He will be sorely missed,” Ruto tweeted. 

He added that Magonga was friendly, humble and open to banter. 

The departed pilot was working with KIDL helicopters when the crash occurred. 

The chopper he was flying crashed on March 4, at around 8 p.m. at Labolo in Central Island National Park, Turkana County.

The pilot’s sister Gladys Magonga stated that he was so reserved that she didn’t know her brother flew the DP. 

“I knew he was a pilot but I did not know he worked for the Deputy President,” she told Nation

The family tried hard to hide the news of Magonga’s death from his mother because she was fragile due to health complications. 

They had to turn off the television and radio as well as divert all her calls before eventually letting her know Magonga had passed away.


Deputy President William Ruto during his visit to Captain Mario Magonga family


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