Boda Boda Riders Arrested in Kitengela for Assault on Female Motorist and Car Damage

January 22, 2024

In a crackdown, police in Kitengela arrested 20 boda boda riders on Friday on allegations of attacking a female motorist and causing severe damage to her vehicle.

On Thursday, an incident that went viral on social media showcased dozens of boda boda riders attacking the motorist and her male passenger, subsequently causing extensive damage to their vehicle in broad daylight.

The riders were also captured on video stealing personal belongings amidst the chaos before the two victims were rescued by police officers.

The incident was reported at Kitengela Police Station under OB No 98/18/01/2024. According to the police report, the Nissan Juke vehicle with registration number KDG 265E, driven by Ms. Conex Kemuto, collided with a motorcycle carrying a rider and pillion passenger Felix Delorie as they were traveling from Athi River to Kitengela.

Mr. Delorie sustained injuries to his lower right leg, head, and back.

“The motorist then sped off towards Namanga through the Arusha service lane and hit Mr Bernard Mutinda and his son four-year-old son Hashley Baraka,” reads the police report

“She drove towards Old Namanga Road and hit an unidentified motorbike, injuring the pillion passenger Damaris Wandia, who is pregnant, on her left leg and hands. She then hit a pedestrian, Joseph Mutiso Wambua, injuring his right leg and shoulder before she was blocked by rowdy boda boda riders at Enkare.” The report added.

Police said the woman’s passenger, Mr Christopher Mutua, sustained injuries to his upper lip, two broken front upper teeth and bruises on his forehead after being beaten, while the female driver managed to escape unharmed.

Motorist Pleads Guilty to Drunk Driving

She appeared in Kajiado Law Court on January 19, 2023, where she pleaded guilty to the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. She was fined Kshs. 100,000, with a default sentence of 1-year imprisonment.

The vehicle is awaiting inspection to determine additional charges.

On Friday afternoon, detectives led by Mr. David Ole Shani of Kitengela Police Station conducted a sting operation, resulting in the arrest of 20 individuals who are accused attacking the motorists.

Additionally, police impounded twenty-six motorcycles, with the suspects set to face charges of assault and malicious damage to property.

“We will not allow lawlessness in Kitengela. The riders who are not willing to obey the law will have to move out of Kitengela or face the full wrath of the law. Their action was barbaric,” Mr Shani

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