Are we a nation of bystanders?
This past weekend, Kenyans were shocked at a video of a man slapping around a female employee at Eastmatt supermarket in Kajiado, as she sat behind the till.
The man is seen violently pushing her around, and the owner responded saying he has been suspended, following the assault.
KOT were angry and Classic’s Maina on Monday morning wondered why most of us stand by watching as couples or people fight in public, rather than help.
It turns out that the man is the supermarkets supervisor and is always beating employees, and a frustrated IT person leaked the video as revenge.
Maina and co-host Mwalimu Kingangi debated the matter saying it’s a habit Kenyans have to watch rather than help.
what annoyed me was the way those men, they were just standing staring tuu, and you can’t do anything and why are Kenyans like that?
Mwalimu pointed out that people even take out their phones and record incidences to post on social media, to which Maina responded
You are seeing someone being beaten you and recording a video not helping, seriously! That’s a horrible habit.
Why don’t we help, was the question posed to listeners.
KOT have shared their experiences of being robbed, beaten in public and not one person came to help.
Whoever came up with this “kila mtu apambane na hali yake” ndio alitukosea. People should help each other… @ItsMainaKageni
@Classic105Kenya @ItsMainaKageni I once went to rescue a woman who was being beaten by a man and I told him I have volunteered to be beaten on behalf of your wife… Beat me #MainaAndKingangi He was a coward taking advantage of weakness of a woman
Maina nowadays you don’t put your nose on other people’s business..you rescue and you become the victim..kila mtu apambane na hali yake..
Maina, we are a rotten society, we don’t help. I once got a knife stab for helping someone been mugged #MainaAndKingangi
I’m just shocked people walked on by without a care in the world.
We’re becoming inhuman,,,, so wild humankind is turning.
@ItsMainaKageni @Classic105Kenya I was robbed of my Phone and some 4K in a moving Forward Travellers bus along Juja Rd at 3PM.
That bus had more that 30 people mostly Men and they all watched as some young fools placed knives on my belly. We need to change!!
One day we are in a bar drinking, a policeman we knew him very well, he started assaulting a lady, we almost beat him up, but we didn’t allow it, we made sure he left the club alone #MainaAndKingangi
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