Mike Mondo has a wonderful infectious voice that can be described as sultry. A voice that in the famous Swahili saying could get a snake from it’s hiding hole.
But was that wonderful voice enough to deal with some robbers on Uhuru Highway? Read on… The man who hails from Mombasa explained that he had just come from travelling to his home town when the incident occurred.
‘Along Uhuru Highway, there is a bridge and down the bridge is a train station, so the matatu I was in developed a mechanical problem. The driver advised us to wait for another car. I was like, ‘We are almost at Nairobi West, how about you give me back my Sh20 so I can walk?’
What would happen afterwards would make him wish he had waited for another vehicle to take him to Nairobi West. ‘Once the conductor refunded me, I started walking towards home. I had not gone far before I heard someone pulling me by my pants,” he recounted.
Apparently some men had followed him and taken the opportunity to rob the solitary Mondo. ‘I was ambushed by three people and taken to the cemeteries. I felt myself fly into the air.’
Robbing wasn’t the only thing they did to him. They also took his clothes leaving him with just a vest and boxers. ‘I told them that I had no job and that I was going home after a tiring day of job searching. One of the men was holding a knife.
Mike concluded his sad but hilarious (hindsight is 20-20) tale by saying, ‘I walked from Makaburini to Nairobi West.’