By JOSEPHAT SIROR
His dream was dashed in a record eight minutes when five men posing as police officers robbed him of the money.
Otieno had just withdrawn the money from a Barclays Bank branch in Industrial Area at 1.25pm on Monday last week when the uniformed thugs confronted him.
The men, who were in a saloon car, stopped right in front of him by the roadside on Bandari Road, just a few metres from the bank, and asked him to produce his job identify. But since he is self-employed, Otieno instead showed them his national identity card.
Had a hunch
Although they said they were police officers, Otieno had a hunch that they could be gangsters, so he too demanded that the men identify themselves since anyone can pretend to be a policeman.
That tiff lasted a few minutes and the men let Otieno walk a few metres ahead before they stopped him again.
This time, says Otieno, 42, a uniformed man had joined the ‘officers’, who were carrying a walkie-talkie.
The uniformed man then pounced on him and pushed him by the neck into their car all the time asking Otieno why he was defying ‘police orders’.
The gang drove with him around the city in a harrowing ride as he was handcuffed and pinned onto the floor of the backseat.
Kicked and knocked