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26 passengers injured in night bus attack

By Cyrus Ombati | January 16th 2015

Nairobi, Kenya: At least 26 passengers were injured after their bus was hijacked along Thika Road, Nairobi.

The bus was attacked by thugs armed with knives on Wednesday night, as it headed to Mwiki from the city centre.

The gang tried to take control of the bus as it raced down Roasters drift, prompting a confrontation with the driver and other passengers, who sustained injuries in the subsequent melee.

Kasarani OCPD Francis Sang said as a result of the confrontation between the thugs and the driver, the bus veered off the road and overturned.

"They had stabbed other passengers in the process before it overturned. The thugs escaped with injuries," said Mr Sang.

The victims were rushed to Neema Hospital where they were attended to and discharged.

Such cases have been on the rise in Nairobi as police struggle to contain them.

Elsewhere, five people were Wednesday night injured in a carjacking incident on a private car in Ruaka, Nairobi.

The owner of the car was getting into his compound when the gang struck at gunpoint. The commotion outside the gate attracted the attention of neighbours who raised the alarm alerting police officers on patrol. The officers shot at the car which overturned, injuring the occupants in the process.

And police are looking for the parents of a two-year-old boy whose body was found dumped along Mbagathi Way, Nairobi.


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