The man who hang on the chopper ferrying the remains of slain billionaire business tycoon Jacob Juma in Bungoma has been set free today 20th March, 2019.
This follows today’s court ruling by a resident magistrate at the Bungoma High Court that the prosecution failed to provide enough evidence to send Mr Saleh Wanjala to jail.
Mr Saleh had shocked the world when he hang on a helicopter carrying the remains of Jacob Juma from a public viewing at Bungoma Posta grounds on 13th of May, 2016 before jumping off the craft at the Bungoma Airstrip, sustaining serious injuries.
The footage of the video went viral and Mr Saleh was immediately branded ‘James Bond’ in a monkey-mockery of an American film cast James Bond who had starred in productions hanging on flying choppers.
Mr Saleh was arrested and charged with impairing the safety of an aircraft and other passengers aboard against Section 42 of the Civil Aviation Act, a local daily reported.
But in the ruling today, the judge quashed the charges and set free Mr. Swaleh for lack of evidence, saying that the hanging did not at any time impair the safety of the said aircraft.