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By Martha Nakimuli

Kibiku Forest Plane Crash in which Internal Security Minister George Saitoti, his deputy Orwa Ojode, two pilots, and two of their bodyguards were killed was an al-shabaab attack.

The group posted on their twitter account welcoming the death of the ministers whom they referred to as ‘an evil minister’.

Plane Crush which Killed George Siaitot

“Al- Shabaab welcomes the death of the evil minister upon whose authorization thousands of Muslims suffered both in Somalia and in Kenya” the Al-shabaab twitter account posting read.

Saitoti at the time of his death had played a prominent role in the campaign against Somali insurgents, which he blamed for a series of terror attacks and kidnappings on Kenyan soil.

George Saitoti Fact File.

Born in 1945 in Masailand , Professor George Saitoti 66, rose through the ranks in his career as a scholar, economist, powerful politician as an MP, Vice President and a Cabinet minister.

George Siaitot

He has been outstanding as the  Kenya’s longest serving Vice President under the former President Daniel Arap Moi. He  worked in the office for 13 years.

Saitoti attended Ololua Primary School,  Mang’u High School in Thika, he received his undergraduate education at Brandeis University between 1963 and 1967.

His political career started way back in 1983 when he was nominated as a Member of Parliament and appointed Minister for Finance the same year by the then president.

Prior to joining politics, he was a professor of mathematics and headed the Mathematics Department at the University of Nairobi in 1976.


  1. kinyua says:

    whoever did this,,, must be shown the rule of law n how it shud be applied to him/her.
    We all love our beloved country kenya and nomatter what happens we will still go deeper in making our borders are safe guarded at all costs…
    Terrorism will never be accepted in our country n behold ‘Our internal security Minister Hon. George Saitoti and his Assistant Hon. Orwa Ojode died bt we live to safeguard our land’

  2. Musinguzi Ambrose says:

    It is absurd if true that the al shabaab are the ones who caused the plane clash that ended the life of Kenya’s internal security minister together with his colleagues. the perpetrators need to be punished and they should the price for causing regional insecurity and instability. To the Kenya’s we are with you through these hard times and in particular i would like to send my condolence to the families of the bereaved. other wise has lost a great person with such aprofile, who knows who could even have been tomorrow’s president. am a Uganda living in Arusha Tanzania.