A helicopter that had just flown ODM leader Raila Odinga and his entourage from Kisumu to Gem this afternoon crashed shortly after take-off.
Raila and the four people on board had disembarked from the ill-fated plan, and are all safe.
The helicopter, a Bell 407, Registration 5Y-PSM, had landed at Kudho Primary School. It crashed while attempting lift off in order to create space for other planes which were due to land.
The pilot and four people on board escaped with minor injuries.
Raila proceeded with his scheduled activities, among them a meeting President Uhuru Kenyatta who arrived in the county for a three-day working visit.