New details have emerged regarding the Kenya Air Force plane that crashed on Tuesday in Voi. 

It has emerged that the plane was on its way to pick a senior military official. 

Officials aware of the plans said the plane had been dispatched from Nairobi to Mombasa to pick up the Vice Chief of Defence Forces (VCDF) of Kenya Defence Forces Lt General Levi Mghalu who was at the coast.

According to eyewitnesses, the plane crashed on a hill in the Tsavo East area prompting one wing to be burnt and killing all the four onboard.

Officials said those on board included a major, captain, and two servicemen.

Police and officials from Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rushed to the scene moments later and cordoned it before picking up the bodies.

The Harbin Y-12 crashed in Voi, Taita Taveta County after departing from the Moi Air Base, Eastleigh, Nairobi.

The incident was confirmed by Department of Defence spokeswoman Col Ziporah Kioko who said recovery efforts of the scene was completed.

The military has taken over management of police, KWS and other state-owned planes to consolidate their fleet in what officials term as efforts to have a central command.