A CCTV footage has emerged online, showing yet another daring robbery in Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD).
The video, which was published on Thursday, January 28, showed the thugs, some of whom were reportedly armed, pounce on individuals in downtown Nairobi.
The incident reportedly took place in broad daylight along Gaberone Road off Luthuli Avenue.
The clip shows a man rush to the scene of the incident and pretends to be engaged on a phone call.
Other passersby then approach the area with a woman talking on the phone. As she approached the other man, she is seen being pushed to the ground as the thug ran away with her phone.
The man then dashed to a dark lane before disappearing.
“Please note that mugging on Gaberone rd, off Luthuli Avenue, is almost a daily occurrence. Thieves hide among street families,” stated a concerned Kenyan.
According to a comprehensive report released by the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) in May 2020, Nairobi residents stand a high risk of being victims of crime on any given day.
“Street crime is a serious problem, particularly in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kiambu, Meru, and other large cities. Most street crime involves multiple armed assailants.
“In some instances, large crowds of street criminals incite criminal activity, which has the potential to escalate into mob violence with little notice,” read an excerpt from the report.
The 2018 Annual Crime Report released by the National Police Service (NPS), Nairobi County was the murder capital leading with 235 homicides, followed by Nakuru 171, Kiambu 142, Meru 139, Kilifi 125, Machakos 109, Kisii 108 and Murang’a 100.
Kayole, Soweto, Gitari, Kangundo road-railway line junction, area opposite Jacaranda Estate are among the most dangerous estates in Nairobi.
Below is the video: