Eastern Regional Commissioner Isaiah Nakoru was critically injured in the Meru police helicopter crash landing accident.
Area police had said the injured were rushed to the hospital in the area in stable condition and there were plans to transfer them to Nairobi.
Interior CS Fred Matiang’I in a statement said all the five officers involved are part of Eastern regional security team led by Commissioner Nakoru.
He noted that Nakoru was stabilizing, while the other four were in stable condition with minor injuries.
CS Matiang’I spoke when he received the injured officers at the Wilson Airport on Saturday.
Witnesses said the chopper came down on trees minutes after it took off from Embu.
The officers were enroute to Marsabit for a security operation where there is border conflict.
He maintained that the meeting will proceed, bringing together officers from Wajir and Marsabit.
“In the meantime, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is investigation the accident and cause of crash,” Matiang’I told journalists.
He also said it was concerning to see security officers repeatedly getting injured, and at times paying the ultimate price, while trying to resolve the conflict in Northern Kenya.
“I am concerned by the number of public officials we have lost because of the conflict around Marsabit area. We are now increasingly convinced that we need to change our doctrine of internal security in that particular part of the country… We are going to change our security approach, and enforce stiffer measures to bring sanity, in the area,” he said.
Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai said the officers will have further specialist checkups.
“I wish them a quick recovery. Special gratitude to Meru Level V Hospital team who gave medical attention to them preliminarily,” the IG said.