Shock as thugs hijack matatu in Naivasha, strip passengers naked

The passengers included two uniformed police officers.

The passengers, who were on their way from Nairobi to Naivasha on Monday night, were stripped naked and all their belongings assembled by the thugs, before they made away with their valuables, including phones and cash.

A local daily on Wednesday reported that it all started when two passengers, “a man and a woman, asked the driver to stop so they could alight at Soko Mjinga.”

One of the victims, Abraham Karani, said it was while the driver opened the boot so the two could get their luggage that two people emerged brandishing pistols, ready to shoot, those who would disturb their mission.

“They took control of the vehicle and drove it to the forest where, for hours, we were beaten and robbed,” said Karani.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru disclosed that the passengers were rescued around 4am and driven to Naivasha Police Station to record statements.

“The case has however been transferred to Lari Police Station because that is where the incident occurred and we are confident that we shall catch the thugs,” he said.

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