The chopper, tail number 5Y-PK1 belongs to former Presidential candidate Peter Kenneth, but it was a local leader, Caleb Khamisi who had hired it.
The politician had gone to announce his interest in the Saboti parliamentary seat, but when time came to leave, the crowd could not let him go without giving them money. He had already given out cash, but as expected, some missed out.
TV footage shows the crowd hanging on the chopper as it took off, with some holding on to it even after it was a few feet off the ground. NTV reported that a boy broke his leg in the drama, while a few others sustained some minor injuries.