LiveAfrica Live: Kenya row over pilot assault, Nigeria’s Buhari in Saudi – BBC News

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Kenya’s Inspector General of Police has ordered the prosecution of a white pilot who was captured on camera assaulting a police woman. 

The pilot, who has not yet been named, was hired to fly Deputy President William Ruto to a political rally in central Kenya over the weekend, when the incident occurred. 

A spokesman for Mr Ruto has condemned the incident and asked police to take action. 

In the video, the visibly angry pilot can be seen approaching the police woman shouting at her to do her job by controlling a crowd that was milling around the helicopter. 

He then grabs her police stick and moments later shoves the police woman towards the crowd. 

The police have now requested the pilot to surrender himself to the nearest police station and for investigators to start criminal proceedings against him. 

The deputy president said he had been made aware of the “unacceptable and regrettable incident” and asked the police to investigate what he described as the unbecoming behaviour of the pilot.

The video has gone viral on social media with many angry Kenyans using a hashtag calling for the deportation of the pilot.

LiveAfrica Live: Kenya row over pilot assault, Nigeria’s Buhari in Saudi – BBC News