Deputy President William Ruto recently broke record to be the first owner of the most expensive Chopper in Kenya.
The chopper is already in Kenya according to blogger Alai. Excited Alai announced ” the bird has landed, see in 2022”, confirming DP Ruto’s preparation to take a stab on the Presidency for the first time in 2022.
Imefika. See you in 2022. The bird has landed. pic.twitter.com/miZpMrDlXq
— Robert ALAI (@RobertAlai) May 16, 2018
It appears Ruto is not leaving anything to chance as he prepares for the toughest political battle in his life despite the frustrations from a group of Wealthy businessmen from Mount Kenya.
Sources close to the DP had Revealed in April 2018, that Ruto bought the airbus Helicopter H145 which was undergoing Customization for delivery in June 2018.
Ruto’s luxurious chopper will be able to operate at night, only Kenya Defence Forces and Kenya Police choppers have night vision capabilities.
According to Business Jet Traveler magazine (www.bjtonline.com) a new H145 helicopter costs 9.7 million USD ( about 970 million Kenya shillings) which basically translate to about well over Kshs 1.5 Billion after tax.
It has a range of 260 nautical miles (480km) and can carry up to eight passengers.
Designed to deliver excellent performance throughout the flight envelope, Airbus’ H145 is the latest member of its 4-tonne-class twin-engine rotorcraft product range – with designed-in
The H145 is favoured by forces for roles such as patrol, surveillance, and rescue missions. Supported by the roomy, flexible cabin, and installation of forward-looking infrared (FLIR) and daylight cameras.
Other equipment opportunities include a powerful searchlight, external hoist, and simultaneous external roping capability for two people – one on each side. Additional equipment includes a tactical mission management system, connectivity features and an EOS (electro-optical system) digital camera.
Further contributing to the helicopter’s operational flexibility is its night vision goggle-compatible cockpit with a night vision imaging system (NVIS).