The Kenya Airforce has been forced to acquire an expensive custom-made police surveillance helicopter from the Kenya Police for DP Rigathi Gachagua who demanded a chopper from the military for his official duties.
The move to acquire a chopper from the NPS was informed by the fact that the KDF had no plane to give the Deputy President and instead advised him to get one from the police.
Reports indicate the military then received a green light to take over and customize one of the police Augusta AW139 operations surveillance choppers for the Deputy President’s use.
Already, State House Chief of Staff and Head of Civil Service Felix Koskei has written to the Inspector General of Police and ordered one of the two Augusta choppers handed over to the Kenya Airforce for use by DP Gachagua.
The Police have protested the move by DP Gachagua to acquire one of its most critical and valuable assets saying it will affect their internal operations.