Health CS Mutahi Kagwe who had toured Kericho County was forced to abandon his helicopter back to Nairobi moments after it developed mechanical issues.
Mutahi was thus forced to travel back to the city using his official car.
Media reports indicate that the pilot severally tried to start its engines but in vain, forcing the CS to use road for safety reasons.
It is not yet clear what mechanical problems could have caused the Chopper to fail to start.
Today the CS who was accompanied by Governor Paul Chepkwony was touring the South Rift after spending his weekend touring Kakamega and Kisumu counties.
The CS announced that Kenya had in the past 48 hours recorded 492 cases of covid-19 from 4063 samples bringing the total to 26,938.
The CS further said that the cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi (357), Garissa, (52), Kiambu (37), Kajiado (14), Busia (5), and Baringo (5).