Passengers narrate horrific ordeal with city gangsters in a matatu (Video)

Police are looking for gangsters who hijacked a matatu and robbed the passengers on board before dumping it in Lucky summer area, Ruaraka constituency, Nairobi.

Passengers robbed in a matatu
Ten passengers were injured in the Tuesday morning incident as the gangsters beat and stabbed them in efforts to get money and other valuables from them. The 33 seater matatu was headed to the city centre when the gang which included a woman struck.

Passengers robbed in a matatu
Passengers robbed in a matatu

The matatu crew are being sought for questioning. The victims were later rescued by locals and police.

“As I was texting the guy next to me told me ‘give me that phone’  while holding a gun to my head,” narrated one of the victims.

Another man revealed how the Tuesday nightmare turned horrific while he was on the way to work.
‘I was reluctant to give out my phone and one of them hit me with the back of a gun on the head. I gave him the phone.”

Leakey Ndeda a primary school teacher was on his way to work when he met the dreaded gang.
“I met a gang of 8 people between Ngomongo and Lucky Summer bridge.The first thing they asked me to give them was my phone. I told them I didn’t have a phone but only had my wallet. One of them pointed a gun at me so I surrendered.” he said.

Passengers robbed in a matatu

Adding that:

“Another gangster stabbed me once on the head and I had no choice but give out my phone and wallet. I was stabbed on my left buttock and another one stabbed me three times in the head before they fled.”

More than 10 phones were stolen.

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The bodies were moved to the mortuary as a hunt for the third suspect continues.

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Meanwhile, three students of Mhuru Muchiri secondary school in Ruai area, Nairobi have been arrested after they torched a dormitory in an incident.

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Police say no one was injured in the incident that was contained by fire engines that rushed there. The students are expected in court this morning to face.

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Police say an alarm was raised and alerted a mob, which chased and killed one suspect.

Another suspect was killed in Karen area when he tried to rob a bodaboda pillion. The bodies were moved to the mortuary. Cases of mob lynching are on the rise with calls to stop the practice as it is criminal.

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A suspected thug was last night shot dead in a botched robbery in Kayole area, Nairobi and a pistol found on him.

Police say the man had stolen a motorbike from a rider and was escaping when he was cornered.

The suspect together with others had attacked and robbed a rider of his motorbike when an alarm was raised.

Two other suspects managed to escape in the drama. Cases of armed robberies have been on the rise in the area with police responding with fatalities.

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The leg is believed to belong to a woman whose body parts were at the weekend found dumped in Ruaraka area.

Police say they are yet to know the killers of the woman and efforts to trace them are ongoing. Cases of killings and dumping are fluctuating in the city.

The leg was taken to the mortuary as investigations continue.

This comes weeks after a female thug was killed in Kayole as part of a gang that has been terrorizing residents there, robbing them in broad daylight.

The female criminal by the name Clare was carrying and ferrying his weapon around and sometimes participating in his robbing sprees.





-Cyrus Okwema