Another CCTV footage has emerged of a daring daylight robbery showing a Boda Boda rider grab a mobile phone from a traffic police officer while on a call and speeds away with it.
The brave incident is reported to have taken place in Nairobi’s Eastlands area along the busy Kangundo road earlier today Monday 30, August 2021.
A video of the same doing rounds on the social media and seen by Kenyan report captured the unsuspecting officer seemingly on duty and talking on his phone while leaning on vehicle parked beside the road.
A motorcycle rider behind the officer sees the opportunity and decides to move in for the kill after scanning the environment then proceeds to ride past him and grabs the phone in the process leaving the officer in disbelief.
The surprised and obviously beaten officer is captured in the same video trying to run behind the rider unsuccessfully to save his snatched mobile phone with his hat falling off in the process.
He is later seen to flag another Boda Boda rider going in the opposite direction and board the same in an attempt to salvage his phone.
The incident happened barely months after yet another traffic officer had a rough encounter with the riders along Thika road at the Roysambu roundabout.
The unsuspecting Officers phone was snatched from behind by unknown thugs on a motorbike on the July 6, 2021 at the Roysambu underpass near Kasarani police station.
The incident went viral on the social media attracting the attention of the National Police Service (NPS) who would later dismiss it as a fake.
The police have on the two occasions been the victims of the heartless robbery that many Kenyan’s face on the streets while going about their daily lives.
The issue has always sparked heated debate with many Kenyans blaming the officers for not doing their work to avert the ever rising crime rates.
The incidences are always rampant within the heart of the city with a number of people falling victims, with police urging the victims to lodge official complaints with the police to enable follow up.
“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 walks 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.