VIPs have also had a nerve-wrecking experience with helicopters. Last July DP Ruto was rescued in Kapedo after his chopper lost direction and ran out of fuel.
DP Ruto’s political nemesis had his share of near-death experience with a chopper yesterday; a Eurocopta AS350 carrying Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto, his bodyguard and the pilot made an emergency landing on southern bypass to avoid a tragic encounter.
The chopper which was scheduled to land at Wilson Airport was forced to touch down on an open field on Southern Bypass due to poor visibility caused by rains.
The incident which happened at around 6pm yesterday attracted curious passers-by who were keen to find out why the chopper made an emergency landing at an undesignated area.
The Bomet governor was picked by a private driver after the encounter while the chopper stayed there under the watchful eyes of the police until the next day when it was safely flown to Wilson Airport.
Credit: Nation and Ghafla