No survivors in Kenya plane crash

FLY Sax has confirmed all passengers on its aircraft 5Y-CAC that crashed in the
Aberdares forest, Nyandarua County in Kenya are dead.

A statement from the airline said the information was received from teams reaching the crash site.

Christian Mission Fellowship International missionary Pastor Sakaraia Mataka and his 15 year old son, Paula Tekei were on the ill fated flight.

Pastor Mataka and Paula were on their way to Fiji for a visit.

His wife Serafina and his other three kids remained in Kitale where they are based.

Today, CMFI held prayer vigils for Pastor Mataka and Paula.

A statement from the Church said Pastor Mataka and his family have been based in Kitale for more than 10 years.

The President and Founder of CMFI, Reverend Suliasi Kurulo, said Pastor Mataka was a faithful and committed servant of the Lord and the church would continue to stand prayerful and hopeful as the search continued.

The wreckage of the missing Cessna Caravan aircraft was found a few hours ago.

The aircraft went missing on Tuesday after leaving Kitale at around 4pm (1am Wednesday, June 6) and lost contact with the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) control tower at around 5.20pm (2.20am Fiji time Wednesday, June 6) with 10 people on board.

The other eight passengers listed by Kenyan authorities are Ahmed Ali Abdi, Karaba Sailah Waweru Muiga, Khetia Kishani, George Ngugi Kinyua, Pinuertorn Ronald, and Robinson Wafula.

Six hours of climbing the Aberdares in search of the missing persons, who were on board the flight that disappeared on its way from Kitale to Nairobi.

More in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times and in our E-Edition.