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Boda Boda “thief” escapes to police station after chase by irate mob

In Summary

  • Police in Kamulu, Nairobi County have rescued a suspected boda boda thug from irate mob.
  • The suspect allegedly made away with a motorbike on Monday evening at Manyatta Area.

A boda boda theft suspect is recuperating at a city hospital after police officers from Kamulu, Nairobi County saved him from a mob’s wrath.

During the Monday evening incident, the suspect is said to have made away with a motorcycle belonging to Morris Simiyu.

“Morris Simiyu had dropped off a passenger at Manyatta area and parked his bike not far from the road, at around 8 pm. He then approached a client whom he was engaging to hire his services, when a man suddenly jumped on his bike,” DCI narrates.

After two attempts to start the bike, he managed to flee towards Kamulu. Boda Boda operators swiftly responded to Simiyu’s distress calls, and went after the thug.

Chased into Police Station

Fourteen kilometres later, the alleged thief could not keep up with the more than 30 boda boda riders trailing him.

He screeched to a halt about 300 metres from Kamulu Police Post attempting to run into the station, when the riders caught up with him.

“The irate riders caught up with him and gave him a dog’s beating, leaving him to contend with a swollen face and fractured limbs for his crime,” DCI adds.

Police officers’ intervention saved the man from the mob baying for his blood. They whisked him into a police vehicle and rushed him to hospital.

Motorbike theft cases have been on the rise recently. About three weeks ago, detectives nabbed two men from Mandera suspected to be behind a motorcycle theft syndicate.

Reports indicate that the stolen bikes are usually sold to bandits in remote areas at cheap prices.


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