- A man has grabbed headlines after clinging to a helicopter as it took off
- The incident happened in Ukambani
- He joins another two, Saleh Wanjala of Bungoma and Julius Mwithalie of Meru who had previously attempted the stunt
In what is fast becoming a culture in Kenya, some men have started clinging to moving helicopters. It all started with Saleh Wanjala of Bungoma when he hung on a chopper that had ferried the body of slain businessman Jacob Juma in June 2016.
Saleh fell off two kilometres away and sustained serious injuries. He was arraigned in court and charged for endangering his life and those in the chopper.
Then came Julius Mwithalie of Meru who sneaked and hang on opposition leader Raila Odinga's chopper as it took off from Maili Mbili.
Mwithalie took his position well on the landing skis of the chopper, sat comfortably and waved goodbye to the crowd that was left stunned.
Two kilometres away, the pilot of the helicopter lowered it and Mwithalie ended his short, adventurous, and albeit dangerous flight.
He was arrested later on and charged, but Raila offered him and his siblings a job. Now the two have been joined by a man who has been nicknamed the Ukambani James Bond.
In a short video shared by celebrated radio host Shaffie Weru through his Instagram account, a group of men are seen milling around a chopper as it readies to take off.
One of them, very daring, grabs its landing skis, comfortably takes his position and the chopper takes off with him. The crowd below is left yelling and shouting at the man.
Here is the video as shared by Shaffie weru:
NAIJ.com could not independently establish the authenticity of the video, but one user admitted it happened during the burial of her grandmother. She had not responded to our messages when the article was published.
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