Police arrest 32 riders, seize 12 motorcycles after assault on a female motorist


So far, 32 suspects have been arrested in connection with the assault on a female motorist along Wangari Maathai road, Police have said.

Police Spokesperson Bruno Shioso said the Nairobi area command has taken charge in coordinating the hunt for suspects.

He said those arrested will be arraigned on Tuesday.

“I had mentioned that 16 riders were arrested but by now, the number has increased to at least 32, with around 12 motorcycles impounded. We have very good leads, you arrest one or two and they lead you to others,” Shioso said.

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Shioso confirmed that the lady had initially reported the matter but she had to go home and report back on Monday due to trauma.

The incident took place on the Wangari Maathai road on Friday but the matter came to the limelight on Monday after the video went viral on social media.

In her statement at Parklands police station, the lady told police that a boda boda rider blocked her car abruptly and she crashed into the motorbike.

The rider fell to the ground and broke a leg.

She stopped a few metres from the scene but was surrounded by a group of riders, some of whom tried to rob her. She got alarmed and drove off.

The riders chased after her for a few kilometres and blocked her car.

They then yanked open her car door and the woman screamed for help. One of the riders, all this while, was recording the happenings.

She lost money and other valuables in the melee. She was saved by traffic police who were alerted by other motorists who had witnessed the drama.

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