A woman who was kicked off a matatu for refusing the crew to carry excess passengers has narrated the painful experience.
Purity Mbugua, the lady who was thrown out from a Neru sacco matatu at Kenol, recorded her statement at Thika Police Station.
She describes below how the incident happened.
Hii incident ilitokea Jana nilikuwa Mwea nikielekea Thika tukafika Kenol. kwa seat ilikuwa behind the driver kulikuwa na pregnant woman na mtoto wake around seven years alafu kulikuwa na mama mzee wa fifty years na mimi na mtot wangu na na mizigo so huyo conductor aka insist tusongee ndio aweke watu excess. nikakataa akakunitusi hadi mtoto wangu alafu driver akatoka akasema atakuja kunionyesha vile huwa anafanyia people stubborn kama mimi
akakuja akaniambia si mimi wa kwanza kuzaa so anaweza nitoa hadi na mtoto na asiskie uchungu
alafu vile nilimwabia anipatie change wakakataa hadi wakaongea vibaya, passenges wakasema wanipatie chenye nahitaji alafu vile niliwambia naweza wastai wakasema wanwea nitolea hadi number plate hawastuki. wameona wengi.
Below is a picture of the woman:
KOT have reacted calling for the stiffest of penalties.
Read their comments below:
Caroline Muigai.. NTSA asante sana…this buggers who harass innocent women and children deserve no mercy.
Thank you to the person who captured that on video.
Shame on all those in the matatu who let it happen and went on like it was ok.
Samuel Karanja 🤭..More worse abusing the lady that she got no buttocks. Was she standing in the Matatu for lack of buttocks?
Susan Gakii ..Me kwanza there is a day I had to search for ntsa contacts in vain at least tushikwe tu nipumue…
Katty Stans ..Awsome. And to think the insults that were hurled at this lady!
Isaac Mutunga ..Waanzie tearoom,uko nikama si kenya,matusi na ata magumi.
Sande Charles ..Meru matatus screw has that habit .and also talk rubbish
Nick Murah ..And NTSA pls revoke their work license for 2yrs this two idiots are too inhumane jus after celebrating our women u turn around and do this jus for a few coins and fellow passangers we should rise up to this kind of behavior that’s y ur seeing politicians taking advantage of us ,we can’t rise up too even small things happening around us
Esther Wangari …Wacha iwe onyo kwa wengine wasio na heshima kwa abiria…
Muriuki David …This happened to me too yesterday after telling the 2nk Sacco driver after carrying excess he is doing wrong,he told me to get out from the vehicle if I fill he doing wrong, I asked him why is the conductor not sitting in the sambaza(mbao) because he know it is wrong so he said to move out I refused I then asked him tukitoka penye umenibebea kuna mahali tuliagana unabeba excess akasema toka kwa uzuri because already I had paid the vehicle nikamwabia sitoki nikambia hata Mimi najua sheria conductor akaniabia nitulie