A man was caught in a video hanging off the helicopter which was carrying the body of the slain businessman Jacob Juma, who was killed last week.
The middle-aged man who is reported to be a boda-boda operator in Bungoma town ended up with severe head injuries after he fell from the helicopter which had gained altitude; he was then rushed to the hospital.
It is alleged that Mr Juma’s body was being flown to his family’s home after it had been displayed for public viewing before the absurd incidence.
The video footage of the incident caught by other mourners shows the helicopter descending closer to the ground to allow the man to get off but he rather clung on even as other members of the public were seen running to pull him off the landing skids.
When it was obvious the man had no intention of getting off, the helicopter then ascended even as mourners screams filled the air begging the pilot to land and save the man.
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Thousands of Bungoma mourners had gathered at the Bungoma’s Posta Grounds to view body of the controversial businessman who was found murdered in his bullet ridden vehicle in Karen last week.
Meanwhile the hashtag #Bungoma, the area in western Kenya where this happened, is trending on Twitter.
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Mr Juma had been driving from a bar to his home in an upmarket suburb of the capital, Nairobi, when unknown gunmen attacked his car and shot him.
CORD pledged to coordinate businessman Jacob Juma’s requiem mass and burial which they did.
The requiem mass for the late billionaire was held at All Saints Cathedral by 10am on Thursday. His body was afterwards moved to Uhuru Park for public viewing.
Juma’s body will lie in state at his home on Friday night ahead of the burial at Mungore village, Khasoko area in Bumula constituency.
Finally, funeral Service will begin at 9:00am and continue till 2pm on Saturday. Juma was gunned more than five times in the head and three times in the chest as he joined the Southern by-pass on his way home from a bar.