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Goons hold Passaris hostage at UoN, demand for Sh150k ransom


Nairobi aspiring Woman Representative Esther Passaris was on Friday held hostage for several hours by goons at University of Nairobi.

The goons numbering around 30, led by a former student who is also an aspiring MCA, demanded a ransom of Sh150,000 before letting her go.

Ms Passaris had been invited by the university’s Women Students Welfare Association (WOSWA) to give a motivational talk to their members.

The ODM aspirant took to Twitter Saturday morning to narrate her ordeal at the hands of the goon who were waiting for her at the entrance of the hall where the event was to be held.

‘BLOCKED MY ENTRY’

“When I got there, about 30 goons were waiting for me. They blocked my entry, roughed up my bodyguards and they were led by a former student, who is also an aspirant for MCA, who was demanding that I fork out 150,000kshs,” Passaris wrote.

She added that she refused to pay them as they got rougher.

“I refused to pay them to enter. They got rougher and rougher, hurling insults, threatening violence. My bodyguards managed to get me into the hall, with the help of male UoN students”.

“I got the chance to talk to the students, and it was still a lovely time but trouble started again when I had to leave.”

According to Passaris, the goons attacked her team as they left the hall, broke the door handles of her car and at some point threatened to burn her car.

“They roughed me up, and my bodyguards. They grabbed my handbag and found nothing now they got incensed. They stoned the car, blocked our passage with rocks, shouting abuses at me.”

Passaris was eventually rescued by police after her team called for help. They were whisked to Kileleshwa Police Station.

The leader of the goons was arrested and he is being held at Kileleshwa Police Station.