A video of a speeding pick-up truck dragging a woman, with her lower limbs on the tarmac has sparked public outrage.
In the video, the woman is being dragged along the tarmac behind the moving truck, with at least four men sitting pretty on it. A group of visibly angry bodaboda operators is seen hooting and following the vehicle.
Beatrice Magolo, 38, narrated to TV47 Digital how she was selling her products at Angawa Street towards the Kisumu Bus Park when a group of kanjo askaris ambushed her.
The mother of four says that she did not know the men who at this time were handling her inappropriately. As an involuntary response, she resisted when they tried to bundle her into the back of the pick-up truck.
A scuffle ensued and fellow hawkers and bodaboda operators came to the scene. For fear of being attacked, the driver abruptly sped off.
“One of the kanjo askaris firmly held my right arm, causing me to hang from the truck with my legs on the tarmac road,” says Magolo, who says that she does not have a husband.
Magolo says her elder son had responded to her cry during the melee, he was bundled into the vehicle and locked up at Central Police Station.
“Governor Nyong’o demolished our kiosks next to the bus park but did not relocate us to another place. So we have nowhere to do our businesses apart from hawking,” says Magolo.
Magolo was dragged along the tarmac for about 300 metres, and dropped off at the gate of the police station.
She now wants justice to be served, even as Kisumu MCAs condemn the barbaric act.