The handing over ceremony was held at the Wilson Airport Photo Courtesy
Kenya Police receive BRAND NEW helicopter from Russia (photos)
The National Police Service has received a brand new helicopter months after another one crashed in Nairobi – The new chopper was handed over to the police service on Wednesday at a ceremony attended by security top brass A few months after the National Police Service lost a helicopter in crash, a brand new one has arrived.
The Russian-made Mi-17 Helicopter was officially handed over to the service on Wednesday, March 29 at the Wilson airport. Among those present at the handing over ceremony was Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinet and Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery.
The aircraft is part of the modernisation project in the police service to enhance mobility. It is, however, seen as a replacement for the one that crashed in September last year in Mathare North, Nairobi injuring four on board.
Helicopter made by a Russian company
Below a view of the cockpit
CS Nkaissery exits the new helicopter after inspection