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Police open probe on claims Rongai matatu crew bit the lip of passenger

Police are investigating the circumstances in which a man reported to be a crew member of an Ongata Rongai-bound matatu bit the lip of a passenger.

Mr Bernard Chege is said to have been bitten after a row with the “conductor”.

Mr Chege’s sister, Ms Jane Wanjiku, said he had travelled to Nairobi from Kericho last Friday when the incident occurred. Mr Chege is in hospital.

“He boarded the matatu and all was well until the vehicle arrived at Barclays stage,” said Ms Wanjiku.

THREW HIM OUT

A commotion ensued when the “conductor” and other men attempted to take Mr Chege’s wallet.

“That is when the man bit my brother’s upper lip,” she said.

Ms Wanjiku said the men took Mr Chege’s wallet, phone and money before throwing him out of the vehicle, which sped off.

Mr Chege took the vehicle’s registration number and later reported to the police.

Ongata Rongai OCPD Mutiga Ringera on Tuesday refuted social media reports that Mr Chege was turned away when he went to report the matter.

The incident comes just days after a woman was reportedly drugged and robbed in a Nairobi matatu.