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Ruto pilot sacked for assaulting police officer amid online fury

The pilot who assaulted a Kenyan policewoman has been sacked by the company that operates the helicopter hired by Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday.

Kwae Island Development Limited (KIDL), which operates the helicopter 5Y-DSN, said it had subcontracted the services of Alistair Patrick Llewelyn of Saker Resource Management Limited to pilot the chopper on Saturday.

Mr Llewelyn has since been terminated as well as the services of his company Saker Resource Management Limited.

A screen-shot of the clip that has gone viral on social media. PHOTO | COURTESY
A screen-shot of the clip that has gone viral on social media. PHOTO | COURTESY

In a press release signed by Marco Brighetti, KIDL added that it learnt of the assault incident through social media.

“KIDL respects all the service men and women of the Kenya Police and abhors the actions of Alistair Llewelyn,” said the statement.

“KIDL has since terminated the agreement with itself, Alistair Llewelyn and Saker Resource Management Limited,” read the statement.

The pilot was caught on tape assaulting a policewoman in Nyandarua .

Police Boss Joseph Boinnet on Tuesday morning ordered for the arrest and prosecution of the pilot.