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“They want us to vacate,” owners of Kayole carwash raided by 40 thugs reveal

In Summary

  • A week ago, a gang comprised of about 40 people raided a Kayole carwash, destroyed property and injuring workers.
  • Its owners claim they have been receiving threats from the suspects, who want them to vacate the premises altogether.

Two businessmen in Kayole, Embakasi East are living in fear following a string of malicious attacks from armed thugs who want their premises closed.

Ken Mubabu and co-owner Joseph Ndung’u are counting huge losses after a gang of 40 members forced their way into their carwash premises based in Sosiani estate leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.

The one-hour-long ambush saw seven workers get seriously injured by the assailants who were armed with machetes and wooden clubs ‘rungus’.

Speaking to TV47 on Thursday, the owners say the business is now paralyzed with some cars vandalized and various equipment missing.

“The first time they stole some machines and carpets, “said Mubabu.

Horrific Kayole Raid

One of the injured workers, Vincent Otieno Ouma,21, is recuperating at his home in Kayole after being discharged from Kenyatta National Hospital.

While narrating the gruesome ordeal, Ouma says his colleagues rushed him to hospital, fearing he was dead.

Nikitaka kuruka ukuta ndio wakanishika wakaanza kunigonga. Walikua wamebeba mapanga,na rungu…ndio wakanikata kichwa…sasa nikabaki hapo nimelala ni kama nimezirai. Wakatubeba na wakatukimbiza hospitali Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital,” Ouma added.

He underwent a head scan in Upper hill and thereafter transferred to Kenyatta National Hospital.

Vincent Otieno Ouma,21, is recuperating at his home in Kayole after being discharged from Kenyatta Hospital.PHOTO/TV47

“Arrest of the gang is imminent”

Joseph Wambugu Njiru, Embakasi East sub County police commander said they will soon be arraigning the perpetrators.

“We have told the public we shall not condone these attacks because we must ensure everything is done accordingly,” he said.

The commander has since urged residents with properties issues to report so that swift investigations follow.


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