It was the darkest moment in the lives of the family members to those who perished in the ill-fated Fly Sax plane that crashed in Aberdares due to cited bad weather conditions.
The Cessna C208 aircraft, registration number 5Y-CAC, operated by Fly Sax, left Kambimiwa airstrip in Trans-Nzoia County at 4.05pm Tuesday for Nairobi but lost contact with the control tower at 5.20pm.
On board were the pilot, Captain Barbra Wangeci Kamau, First Officer Jean Mureithi and eight passengers: Ahmed Ali Abdi, Karaba Sailah, Waweru Muiga, Matakasakaraia Thamani, Matakatekei Paula, Ngugi George Kinyua, Pinuertorn Ronald and Wafula Robinson.
Mr Kishan Khetia who was born 26 May 1990 and was 29-years-old at the time of his dearth, was among those who succumbed to their untimely deaths following the accident. But for 80-year-old Peter Wekhomba Mwangale, it is by the Grace of God that he is still alive today. Mwangale cheated death by a whisker after he refused to board the ill-fated Fly Sax plane.
Kishan who studied software engineering in Curtin University is a grandson to Khetia a Kitale based businessman who owns Khetia’s supermarkets in major towns in western region like Kitale, Eldoret, Kisumu and Bungoma. It is not clear how he is related to Trushar Khetia a judge investor who invests on entrepreneurs with business ideas in a program started by KCB bank known as KCB Lions Dens aired on KTN tv.
The all time jovial and kind-hearted Kishan has left behind a brother Jay Khetia, an uncle Ashok Khetia and a relative Trushar Khetia.
Photos of Kishan Khetia;