Kenyan journalist Shiksha Arora was on Monday evening strangled and robbed in Nairobi Central Business District.
The unfortunate incident took place at Nairobi’s Global roundabout flyover when she was on her way home. She works with the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC).
She narrated her ordeal through a series of tweets on Tuesday.
“Guy one knocked my side mirror bending it backwards and walked away. While I was rolling down my window slightly to reposition the mirror, the second guy started banging the front seat passenger window loudly,” said Arora.
As she was looking to her left, the third guy slid his hand in through her window and unlocked the car, got into the back seat, sending her into panic mode.
The guy asked for her phone, and as she was delaying, he reached to her neck and began strangling her.
“As he was strangling my neck, I desperately gasped for air, I started hooting loudly to get some attention hoping somebody would help me. People started getting out of their cars and that’s when he let go and fled,” she added.
The thugs made away with her purse and phone.
The incident came amid a surge in mugging cases within Nairobi CBD. Yesterday, the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), George Kinoti, urged Kenyans who have fallen prey to mugging within the city to make formal reports at Nairobi Central DCI offices.
“While many victims take to social media to narrate their ordeals in the hands of mugger gangs (which is good sensitization), we further urge them to formalize those complaints.
“Many are scenarios when suspected muggers go scot-free even after they have been arrested along various Streets and Walk within the CBD, as the few who report at the station fail to pursue their cases or never turn up for hearings,” reads the statement by DCI.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.