- Thugs have devised yet another way they still from unsuspecting victims of their belongings in matatus.
- Commuters are advised to be wary and vigilant lest they fall prey to the thieves lurking in matatus.
Thugs have devised yet another way they still from unsuspecting victims of their belongings in matatus.
It has come to Swala Nyeti attention that there is a syndicate operating within the matatu industry.
Within the syndicate, there are women who pretend to be innocent passengers sleeping next to you.
Things take a drastic turn when the supposedly sleeping beauty wakes up hysterically screaming that someone has taken her phone and money.
Her accomplices, about 2-3 ‘gentlemen’ rush to save the damsel in distress and immediately descend on you with slaps and blows even before you open your mouth to refudiate the damsel’s claims.
The little act of misdirection will naturally have every other person sympathize with the sobbing lady and gang up against you.
There being no other easy option, you would then be forced to pay whatever amount the lady claims you stole even though it never exists.
There are some matatu routes that are so notorious for such acts and the following list represents them;
Kariobangi North, Umoja Estates, Kasarani, Kayole, Mukuru wa Njenga, Mukuru kwa Reuben, Mukuru Kayaba and Dandora.
Commuters are advised to be wary and vigilant lest they fall prey to the thieves lurking in matatus.