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Kenya: Matatu Driver Narrowly Escapes Death After Being Attacked By Goons

by kenya-tribune

A driver of a matatu belonging to Latema Sacco on Friday morning escaped death narrowly after he was ambushed and attacked while on duty by unknown assailants.

In what witnesses at Gachie bus terminus, Kiambu County say was brewed by continuous differences between Latema Sacco and its competitor identified as Ganaki Sacco, the assailants attacked the bus by pelting it with stones.


It took the effort of police officers from the Police Camp at Gachie terminus to quell the attack and rescue the driver.

Mary Kimani a local in Gachie told Nairobi News that she was seated on a balcony in her house when she heard wails, only to witness several youths pelting stones at the bus.

12:24 @ntsa_kenya @PoliceKE the barbaric act of ganaki Sacco operating within gachie on competitor operator latema travels should not go unpunished. pic.twitter.com/0pW6tAJlOU via @hilrmury

— Ma3Route (@Ma3Route) May 15, 2020

“They pelted the bus with stones as the driver tried to navigate through traffic and disappear from the scene,” she said.

According to another witness, Victor Alfani, the assailants were more than 15 and approached the bus from all directions.

Mr Alfani said that the reason why this was happening is because of competition as most passengers prefer using matatus that belong to Latema Sacco instead of Ganaki Sacco’s matatus.