The pilot of a helicopter transporting Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto, who was filmed assaulting a Kenyan policewoman, has been sacked by his contractor. In case you missed the story, see the video here.
Kwae Island Development terminated the contract it has with pilot Alistair Llewelyn after his misconduct in Nyandarua county on Sunday.
The company had subcontracted the services of Llewelyn from Saker Resource Management, and it operates Helicopter 5Y-DSN.
It is revealed that the helicopter was hired to convey DP William Ruto to his destination. KIDL spoke against the sad incident and exempts itself from the actions of Llewelyn.
In a statement on Tuesday, owner Marco Brighetti said
We have since terminated the agreement between Saker Resource Management and the pilot.
He further stated that the company has a huge regard for Kenya Police Service and condemns the pilot’s actions.
The pilot was filmed during the assault and the video went viral on social media. In the video, the pilot forcefully snatched the policewoman’s stick, insulted her and then thrust her aside.
The film posted earlier today seems to show the pilot furious that the policewoman was not stopping people from gathering around the helicopter. And then in a quest to prevent the public from crowding close to the helicopter, the pilot shouts at her, giving her a shove to carry out her duties.
He said several things that could not be heard clearly due to the uproar from a gathering crowd, but it got clearer at some point when the pilot told the officer:
And then you will explain to the DP…
The Deputy President has dismissed reports that the pilot was one of his staff members and has called on the law to take its course on the defaulter. The Inspector General of Police ordered the immediate arrest and prosecution of the pilot.
National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale said the Jubilee coalition and the DP respect the rule of law and police officers
The white pilot has surrendered himself to a police station in the capital, Nairobi after the Inspector general of police demanded he should turn up at the nearest police station .
Alistair Llewelyn is as of yet being questioned and is due to appear in court on Wednesday.