Robbers in the dark: City man travelling to upcountry with family shares horror experience on Southern Bypass

A Nairobi motorist has taken to social media to narrate how he and his family survived a robbery incident on the Southern Bypass early Friday.

His tale, shared on the Motorists Association of Kenya Facebook page on Friday, has attracted thousands of reactions.

The motorist attached pictures to show the extent of damage inflicted to his car following a well-crafted trap by robbers.

Below is the motorist’s narration:

“I left Nairobi this morning [Friday, April 19] at 3am for shags with my family; [we] used [the] Southern Bypass to connect with Waiyaki Way; almost reaching at Kikuyu interchange just 3km to Waiyaki way; stretch between Karen Interchange and Kikuyu interchange; thugs put two building blocks [machine-cut building stones] on the road for the two lanes towards Waiyaki Way.

“So, I hit one of the stones and my whole front left wheel; tyre plus rim is shattered into pieces; I manage to safely bring the car to a stop; thanks to God and the weight of the car I’m driving; it doesn’t swerve; it balances and safely come to a stop.

“Immediately I stop, two middle-aged men – [let’s] say between late 20s and early 30s – appear with metal rods.

“I’m out of the car and my family is still in the car, I alert them to lock the car, which they do and I am now out alone; another car hits the other remaining block and this time this one veers off the road and hits the rail; one more thug joins the other two and now we about to be robbed.

“This time I had opened my boot for my weapon too and thank God another oncoming motorist stops and starts hooting with hazards on, other oncoming vehicles come and all stop and now the thugs panic and run away. God is with us and we live to see another day again.

“So, I kindly alert all of us to be safe and avoid Southern Bypass at night or wee hours of the morning; it’s not safe at all.”

EDAILY couldn’t independently verify facts of the tale.

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