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Ride from hell which almost cost two women their lives – VIDEO

A lift on a lorry almost turned tragic for two women in Githurai after they were caught up in a violent confrontation between irate boda boda riders and the lorry driver.

The two women, identified as Anne Mukami and Minnie Waithera, and the driver were clobbered senseless, but they will count themselves lucky for coming out alive in an incident which claimed the lives of two occupants of the lorry.

According to Ms Rosemary Mukami, who is an aunt to Ms Mukami, two women, who are hawkers, opted to hitch a lift after a long day at work on Saturday evening.

DEADLY ASSAULT

But unknown to them, the lorry driver, who offered them the lift, had earlier on been involved in an accident with a boda boda rider whose motorcycle he had confiscated.

Apparently, the aggrieved  boda boda rider had mobilized his colleagues who waylaid the lorry driver and forced him to stop by pelting his vehicle with stones.

That is what triggered the deadly assault as the boda boda operators descended on the occupants of the lorry, leaving two people on board dead.

SERIOUS INJURIES

The two women were lucky to escape with their lives but were admitted at Kiambu Level Five Hospital with serious injuries.

According to Ms Mukami her niece cannot see properly because her face has been left swollen from the attack.

The driver of the lorry was also rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital with serious injuries.

Police from Githurai Kimbo Police Station said investigations into the incident have commenced.