After a matatu rolled over the bridge along Museum Hill Interchange in Nairobi on Sunday, the driver took advantage of the confusion to escape as passengers crawled out.
The unidentified man dived into the nearby Nairobi River and successfully swam across.
However, the attempt to flee the scene was thwarted by passersby on the other bank who subdued him with blows and kicks as soon as he swam across.
When a police officer rushed to his rescue, the driver, again, dived into the river and swam with the current to avoid capture.
He was minutes later arrested after he swam into a dead end where the river flows through a culvert.