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Three MPs want pilot in police assault saga deported

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By Antony Gitonga | February 25th 2016

Naivasha: The attack of a police officer by a British pilot continued to generate heat and condemnation in the country with three MPs calling for deportation of the suspect.

The MPs also want the licence of Alistair Patrick Llewelyn to operate in the country cancelled with immediate effect.

Led by Nyandarua County Women MP Wanjiku Muhia, the legislators said that the incident was a shame and it portrayed women as lesser folks in the society.

Muhia said that women ought to be respected and hailed a decision by the Engineer law courts to detain the pilot for five more days.

She noted that the new Constitution brought forth several changes key among them being the rights of women in the society.

"It was wrong, and we want the pilot immediately deported once he is through with the cases facing him," she said.

On his part, Kinangop MP Stephen Kinyanjui said he would be taking the issue to Parliament.

Kinyanjui noted that snatching a swagger stick from an officer indicated that the pilot has no respect for authorities adding that stern action should be taken.

"We know there are others who are treating Kenyans badly and this is why we want to table a motion requiring foreigners who do not obey Kenyan laws be deported," he said.

Naivasha MP John Kihagi called on the withdrawal of the pilot's licence and ban him from operating in the country.

Kihagi said whether he was flying a public figure or any other Kenyan, what he did was wrong.

"We hail the decision by the court and we want to request the government to make sure such individuals are taken back to their countries after serving a jail term," he said.

The three legislators were speaking on the sidelines of a meeting called to resolve the crisis surrounding the Kinangop Wind Power project at Olive Resort in Naivasha.

On Sunday Llewelyn was captured snatching a swagger stick from Corporal Mercy Wandera who was guarding a helicopter that had ferried Deputy President for a church service at Ndunyu Njeru in Kinangop.

And on Tuesday, Engineer Senior Resident Magistrate Martin Mutegi detained the pilot for five more days with the prosecution arguing that he was a flight risk.

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