Pilot in female cop assault due in court Wednesday

February 24, 2016 8:32 am
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Alistair Patrick Llewelyn was arrested in Nairobi Tuesday and briefly detained at the Kilimani Police station before being taken to Nyandarua where the crime was committed/KEVIN GITAU
Alistair Patrick Llewelyn was arrested in Nairobi Tuesday and briefly detained at the Kilimani Police station before being taken to Nyandarua where the crime was committed/KEVIN GITAU

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 24 – The pilot accused of assaulting a policewoman in Nyandarua was due to be charged in court on Wednesday.

Alistair Patrick Llewelyn was arrested in Nairobi Tuesday and briefly detained at the Kilimani Police station before being taken to Nyandarua where the crime was committed.

Overview
  • Alistair Patrick Llewelyn was arrested in Nairobi Tuesday and briefly detained at the Kilimani Police station before being taken to Nyandarua where the crime was committed.
  • Kwae Island Development Limited which operates helicopter 5Y-DSN said it had already terminated his services following the incident that has caused uproar on social media.
  • Police acted after Deputy President William Ruto asked them to investigate the incident. The DP had hired the chopper.

Kwae Island Development Limited which operates helicopter 5Y-DSN said it had already terminated his services following the incident that has caused uproar on social media.

The firm said it learnt from social media and various reports of the incident involving Llewelyn, and wants to distance itself from his actions.

Marco Brighetti of Kwae Island Development Limited has told Capital FM News that the firm respects all the service men and women of the Kenya Police and abhors the actions of Llewelyn.

Police acted after Deputy President William Ruto asked them to investigate the incident. The DP had hired the chopper.

The DP said he had been made aware of the video that was widely circulated on social media.

“The Deputy President has been made aware of the unbecoming behaviour of a pilot of a helicopter he had hired to take him to Nyandarua at the weekend. The DP has asked the police to take up the matter and initiate immediate action,” the DP’s Communication Secretary David Mugonyi told Capital FM News.

In Parliament, women MPs condemned the incident and urged authorities to take tough action against the pilot.

In the video, the pilot is seen emerging from the helicopter, after a crowd of children surged towards it, before shouting insults at the policewoman and grabbing her swagger stick.

At some point he is seen pushing the policewoman, as a crowd watches in disbelief.

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