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Embassava driver, conductor held over hijack

A matatu driver and his conductor are being investigated by police in relation to a hijacking incident along Jogoo road on Wednesday night.

According to the driver Joseph Kamau, a man seated next to him knocked him on the head with a heavy metal during the 9pm hijack.

The man then ordered the woman who was also seated in the front seat to join the rest of passengers at the back.

Another man joined him in the driver’s seat sandwiching the driver.

“I was driving from town to Embakasi. On Jogoo road, a man seated next to me asked whether I would use Mombasa road route.  Before even responding he knocked me on the head with a heavy metal. His colleague pushed me in the middle as they asked the lady to join the rest of the passengers,” said Mr Kamau.

Some of the passengers started to jump out of the bus as the vehicle moved slowly while being robbed of cash and mobile phones by the other two men armed with a pistol.

The driver was robbed of Sh6,000 and a Nokia 1200 phone.

The driver tried to convince the remaining few passengers to report the incident to the police but they refused.

He drove them to their destination before heading back to Makongeni police station to record a statement.

According to Nairobi County Deputy police commandant Moses Ombati, the driver and his conductor  are being held as suspects.

“They are being questioned over the robbery. They are suspected to have colluded with the 4 armed men yesterday,” said Mr. Ombati.