Yesterday, the police grilled Alistair Llewelyn, the pilot caught on camera attacking a policewoman in Nyandarua, for his actions. In the course of police investigations, it was found that the pilot is a British Kenyan who grew up in Timau.
Alistair Llewelyn’s father, Tim, is the onwer of Ol Donyo Farms on the northern slopes of Mt Kenya. Bryn, who is his brother, is currently running the farm which grows flowers, wheat and breeds boran cattle.
Llewelyn, who surrendered himself at the nearest station, was held briefly there before he was marched to Engineer police station in Kinangop, Nyandarua county, where he committed the offence.
The pilot turned himself up to the police at Kilimani police station in Nairobi on Tuesday, after IG Joseph Boinnet ordered his arrest and for him to surrender at the nearest police station.
Users of social media platforms in Kenya who were irked by his assault on corporal Mercy Wandera had urged the government to send him parking back to his country – without knowing he has his roots here in Kenya.
They reacted to the clip on Twitter hash tag #DeportRutosPilot, with many describing the act as unnecessary and flippant on women.
The defaulter recorded a statement at the station, giving reasons for his actions including grabbing the officer’s swagger stick, insulting and shoving her.
Wandera took note of his statement earlier in the day, on the incident which happened on Sunday, whose video made rounds in the internet.
Llewelyn was hired to fly DP William Ruto to Ndunyu Njeru. He, in a bid to deter people from crowding around a helicopter he used in jetting the Deputy president Ruto, assualted a policewoman.
For his conduct, he lost his contract with Kwae Island Development, which had subcontracted his services from Saker Resource Management .
The DP’s office distanced himself from the pilot’s misconduct and denies he wasn’t one of his staff members.
Communication secretary David Mugonyi pointed that the Deputy president regards the effort of police officers who spend hours securing the country and regrets the “unacceptable, regrettable” incident.