Life-Saving Mission: AMREF Flying Doctors Provide Free Airlifting for Injured Kenyatta University Students and Lecturers in Road Accident

by Amref Health Africa

March 19, 2024, 10:30 am – In response to a road traffic accident involving Kenyatta University students in Maungu, Taita Taveta County, last night, AMREF Flying Doctors is providing crucial assistance by airlifting six critically injured students and a lecturer with multiple trauma injuries. AMREF Flying Doctors has deployed two aircraft, free of charge, for this mission.

Both aircraft are currently stationed at Voi Airstrip. One of the aircraft has been generously provided by Wilken Group to support this emergency mass casualty response. The team aboard consists of AMREF’s ICU doctors and critical flight nurses.

The injured individuals are being airlifted to Nairobi for further medical treatment and care. This emergency airlift underscores AMREF Flying Doctors’ commitment to supporting mass casualty response and providing life-saving assistance, particularly in critical situations such as accidents.

On behalf of the entire Amref fraternity, we extend our deepest condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones in this tragic incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

For media inquiries, please contact

Dr Joseph Lelo,

Chief Medical Officer,

Tel: 0722 456860,

[email protected]

Catherine Ochola,

Marketing Manager,

Tel: 0706 751766,

Email: [email protected]

About AMREF Flying Doctors:

AMREF Flying Doctors, a subsidiary of Amref Health Africa, has been at the forefront of promoting access to healthcare among African communities since its inception in 1957.

Today, AMREF Flying Doctors’ provides air evacuation services in medical emergencies as well as air ambulance transfers between medical facilities. Patients can also be repatriated to Europe, Asia, and North America by Air Ambulance jet or a medical escort provided on commercial carriers. With a fleet of five fully-owned dedicated ambulance aircraft, patients can be evacuated from anywhere on the African continent to anywhere in the world.

AMREF Flying Doctors’ is in the 15th year of accreditation by the European Aeromedical Institute (EURAMI) and has twice been a recipient of the ITIJ Air Ambulance Provider of the Year Award. More information is available at

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