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Kenyan politicians' killed in chopper crash

Reuters reports that a senior Kenyan Cabinet Minister and his deputy have been killed in a helicopter crash.

The police aircraft reportedly crashed into a forest just outside of the capital Nairobi and burst into flames, local television stations say.

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga's spokesman said he had been informed of the deaths of internal security minister George Saitoti and his deputy, Orwa Ojode.