Three bodies of the occupants of the chopper that crashed into Lake Nakuru on Saturday morning have been recovered from the lake.
The retrieval was made possible by a joint rescue team made up of officers from the Kenya Navy, KWS, Kenya Police and divers from within.
The chopper which had carried five people, three men linked to campaign team of Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, a pilot and a woman were allegedly on a tour of the town in the early morning hours before they boarded the ill-fated plane.
The mysterious person,who was the only lady in the chopper, has been identified as Veronica Muthoni Kamau,who was a student in Nakuru.
Veronica used to be a student at Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology and was an intern at a Nakuru car bazaar before meeting her ill-fate.
Veronica’s identity became public after friends and family took to her social media accounts to mourn her.
Two intact bodies found are for Anthony Kipyegon and Pilot Apollo Malowa. The third (mutilated) is yet to be identified because it is only parts of the abdomen and throat were found.
Witness accounts show the crash happened few minutes after 6am after the pilot took off at Jarika County Lodge, at Freehold Estate in Nakuru town.
According to multiple sources who talked to the The Sunday Standard, the five checked into Jarika County Lodge at 6am and boarded the helicopter which has been stationed at the hotel and flew off to an unknown destination.
The National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU) activated a national police chopper to support the Nakuru County Disaster team on a search and rescue operation.
The rescue team had to mobilize speed boats from Lake Naivasha, 93 KM away. The boats arrived four hours later.