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Is Ruto’s rogue pilot back in the skies? PHOTOS

The pilot who was charged with assaulting a female police officer after flying Deputy President William Ruto to an event in Nyandarua in February this year is back in the skies contrary to what his employer had said after the incident.

Alistair Patrick Llewelyn posed for photos with Nairobi lawyer Donald B Kipkorir, an ally of Mr Ruto, whom he had flown to an event in Naivasha last Sunday.

PHOTO | COURTESY
PHOTO | COURTESY

The Ruto pilot flew Dr Kipkorir in the same chopper (5Y-DSN), which was in the background during the ugly incident last February that was caught on camera.

Dr Kipkorir had flown to the Great Rift Valley Golf Lodge, Green Park, Naivasha to attend the reunion of the University of Nairobi 1991 law class.

PHOTO | COURTESY
PHOTO | COURTESY

The lawyer captioned the picture: “My pilot, Alistair”.

A Facebook user Edwin Yano wondered whether he was the same man who had assaulted the policewoman.

But Dr Kipkorir responded: “Edwin Yano, Alistair is an excellent pilot and no rogue. Don’t always believe what the media says.”

Corporal Mercy Wandera was roughed by Mr Llewelyn Alistair Patrick on February 21 at Ndunyu Njeru Stadium in North Kinangop.
Corporal Mercy Wandera was roughed by Mr Alistair Patrick Llewelyn on February 21 at Ndunyu Njeru Stadium in North Kinangop.

In February, Kwae Island Development Limited (KIDL), operators of 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.

The company said Mr Llewelyn had been terminated as well as the services of his company Saker Resource Management Limited.

Captain Alistair Patrick Llewelyn (left) when he appeared at Engineer Law Courts in Kinangop on February 24, 2016. PHOTOS | SULEIMAN MBATIAH
Captain Alistair Patrick Llewelyn (left) when he appeared at Engineer Law Courts in Kinangop on February 24, 2016. PHOTOS | SULEIMAN MBATIAH

He was later arraigned at the Engineer Law Courts in Kinangop, Nyandarua County charged with causing disturbance and assault, charges which he denied. He was released on a Sh250,000 cash bail.