The matatu business is a very thriving business in our towns today. To be specific, Nairobi town, being as busy as it always is, has matatus both operating in the city centre and also outside the town. As a result of this availability of transport, many people often prefer to use this mode of transport compared to personal vehicles.some of the dilapidated vehicles are then used to unlawfully ferry passengers, especially at night. However, as the journey commences, the robbers pounce on the passengers and rob them of their valuables.
You have probably heard of the term 'nairoberry' - Kenyans have been victim to terrifying ordeals which has seen most of them losing their phones, money and even bags.These gangsters have come up with a way of robbing innocent Kenyans or passengers in bus or matatus. They will always work in groups of not more than 4 and not less than 2. Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, has shared the new trick the gangsters are using and it's has helped Kenyans to be aware.
1.Avoid boarding a matatu where people are forcing their way into the matatu, always have your bag or purse hanging around your neck or carried around your chest area to stop thieves from stealing your valuables.
2.When inside a matatu or bus make sure you seat next to a window and have your purse, wallet, or phone in your front pocket that is next to the window.
3.Avoid sleeping in the matatus
To some people is is always almost impossible to be awake in a moving matatu. However, this is always a through pass for the thief. Once you lose your consciousness, you become a very easy target to your neighbor. Make sure you are aware of what is going on around you.
4.Always have your fare in hand
It is advisable to have your fare in your hand before you pay. This will leave the thief guessing where your wallet is because they didn’t see you remove it.
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