Matatu driver nursing injuries after thug attack in Witeithie estate.


A matatu driver is nursing facial and body injuries after he was attacked and robbed by a gang of about five youth in Witeithie estate.

Josephat Maina Wamai, a driver with the TWN 14-seater matatus, was waylaid as he walked home after close of business at around 11pm on Saturday night.

In the incident, he lost all the money he had, his cell phone, some valuables and personal documents.
In the past few months, Witeithie estate has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

In a span of only one week, there has been seven reported cases of brutal murders.

On Wednesday this week, the body of a middle-aged man was found dumped near the Mang'u High School footbridge; just a few metres off Thika superhighway with multiple knife stab injuries on his head and face.

(Related story: The body of a middle-aged man found dumped near Mang'u High School.)

The deceased had his head wrapped in a plastic polythene bag probably to suffocate him to death.
A few days earlier, a decapitated body of a middle-aged woman was collected at the railway bridge under similar circumstances with yet another woman murdered earlier within the estate.

There have been numerous reports of muggings and housebreak robberies in the area with residents expressing their concerns over the runaway insecurity.

Some of those we talked to claim that most of these incidents go unreported as the victims are usually forewarned by these thugs that in case they reported, they would be “finished”.

“Most of these thugs are known even to the authorities and when they attack you, they warn you not to dare report them or else ‘utaona chamtema kuni. Therefore, the only incidents that come out in public are those that result in deaths,” explained one of the residents who requested for anonymity for fear of falling victim to these gangs.


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