Brave driver rescues stupefied passengers inside Nairobi-bound matatu

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 24 Apr, 2022 20:07 | 2 mins read
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A brave driver travelling from Kisumu to Nairobi drove to a police station after realizing that his passengers were stupefied by suspected criminals on board.

According to a police statement, the driver noticed from the rearview mirror that everyone was fast asleep snoring, save for two people who were moving from seat to seat.

“It is the snores reverberating from all corners of the bus that were unusually loud, punctuated by threatening growls that alarmed the driver, who immediately detoured to the police station situated along the busy Nairobi-Nakuru highway,” the police statement read in part.

Sleepy and drowsy

Attempts by the two thugs to jump from the fast-moving bus turned futile after the beast stormed the police station at a high speed.

“As the bus screeched to a halt, the driver Emmanuel Barasa, leaped from his door and dashed towards the report office shouting that the bus was under attack. The officers responded swiftly by throwing a cordon around the bus and ordering everyone out,” police added.

What shocked the officers is that more than half the occupants were sleepy and drowsy, reeling from the effects of a stupefying substance that had been administered to them.

Lost valuables

Additionally, most of them had lost their valuables including laptops, tablets, mobile phones and cash money among other valuables.

“The officers managed to single out four suspects in whose possession the valuables were recovered. The suspects were identified as Stephen Odero, Benson Odero, Joshua Orengo and Harrison Nyamu.

“However, as the officers were booking them, the suspects suddenly became drowsy, incoherent and very drunk, forcing the law enforcers to first rush them to a nearby hospital for medical examination,” the police stated.

Nairobi-bound

The bus was allowed to continue with the rest of the journey to Nairobi, but with a word of caution to the passengers who were advised to seek medication on arrival.

The four suspects are currently in custody and will be arraigned tomorrow.