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Driver of matatu in which a woman was robbed and others drugged arrested (Photos)

Quick police action and sharing of information across social media has helped arrest the driver of a matatu in which a group of women were drugged and robbed though one managed to escape.

A matatu driver believed to have been part of a gang that physically assaulted and robbed a woman has been arrested.

The driver identified as Patrick Kinyanjui Thuku was arrested after a woman Caroline Kariimi Mwari had reported her assault to police officers and narrated her chilling experience at the hands of the gang on Saturday online. According to Caroline the gang had also drugged a couple of ladies behind her. During her ordeal, she ended losing a mobile phone, Identity card, 2 ATM cards and 3,000/-.

The driver was arrested on Sunday after the police had circulated registration details of the vehicle and the Administration Police in Kawangware arrested the driver. The matatu belonged to Dakika MO Sacco and had registration number KAS 253V.

It is being detained at Kilimani Police Station and the police are calling anyone who fell victim to the gang to report their statements. According to the police there have been several reports of such incidents though most of the victims who could have even fallen victims to rape have kept quiet.


The recent incident not only outlined the power of social media but also the need for individuals to report and create awareness of any injustice or crime they see being conducted.


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