The ill-fated Cessna 206 registration 5Y-BSE crashed into a cypress tree on a private farm in Kamuingi One, Londiani, in Kipkelion East constituency yesterday at around 10.45am.
The plane was en route to Lodwar from the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve when it developed a mechanical problem and crashed in Kericho County, said regional police commander Edward Mwamburi. Photographs of the crash site show a single engine plane.
A State Department spokesman confirmed to NBC News that two Americans were among the fatalities.
Confirming the incident, Kericho Police commander James Mugera said two of the passengers were American while two of the passenger's nationalities were yet to be confirmed.
The Kenyan pilot and four foreign passengers all reportedly died in the crash.
The scene after a light aircraft crashed in Makutano Forest in Londiani, Kericho County on 13/2/2019.
He said the Cessna plane was heading from the famed Maasai Mara to Lodwar, near Lake Turkana, which is also popular with tourists.
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 2014, some 130,000 planes land and take off from Kenya each year, and the country has 35 operating airlines.