A Nairobi commuter died on Wednesday evening, November 4, after he was allegedly mobbed and stoned by touts in Dandora, Nairobi County….
A Nairobi commuter died on Wednesday evening, November 4, after he was allegedly mobbed and stoned by touts in Dandora, Nairobi County.
The deceased, Nelson Omondi, and three of his colleagues boarded a public service vehicle managed by Aladana Sacco.
On reaching their destination in Dandora, Omondi is said to have demanded his change of Ksh50 and the conductor gave it to him.
File image of matatus on the streets of Nairobi
However, as Omondi and his fellow colleagues were walking towards Dandora Phase 4, two conductors from the vehicle that had dropped them followed the duo.
Police said that the conductors were armed with stones which they used on Omondi’s face.
The deceased was rushed to the Mama Lucy hospital and later to the Kenyatta National Hospital where he succumbed while undergoing treatment.
Police have since launched investigations into the matter leading to the arrest of a 30-year-old man Collins Kuria Muthoni.
“He was the main suspect and will be arraigned as soon as the investigations are complete,” Buruburu OCPD Adamson Bungei stated.
The incident came a day after the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) suspended licenses of drivers from nine matatu saccos.
The authority noted that it arrived at the decision after deliberations with officials from the said affected SACCOs.
“The nine drivers will be required to undergo a driver re-test at the Likoni Road Driving Testing Centre to ascertain their driving suitability before the licenses are reinstated,” reads an excerpt of the statement.
The nine saccos included Super Metro Ltd, Triple S Co. Ltd, Manmo Sacco, Baba Dogo 25 Sacco, Sony Classic Co. Ltd and Metro Trans Co. Ltd.
Stock image of the Kenyatta National Hospital.
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