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Three Men Masquerading as Police Officers Rob Uber Driver and his Passenger

he car, parked at the Nyali Police Station on July 16, 2019, in which 13-year-old boy is alleged to have been molested in by an Uber driver in Nyali, Mombasa. / Courtesy

An Uber drive and his passenger are counting their losses after they were accosted and robbed by three men masquerading as Police officers.

The Uber driver, James Ndich was ferrying a client, Augustus Mutisa from Utawala where he had gone to withdraw some money. Mutisa was heading to Mihang’o area and on their way, they were stopped by  three men pretending to be police officers.

According to officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) the three suspects who had been trailing the Uber vehicle, accused Ndich of causing death by dangerous driving.

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“While along JUJO Road near the school m/r BH 716598 about 2km west of the station they were stopped by three occupants aboard a black motor vehicle reg no. Unknown that had been trailing them, the three who impersonated police officers alleged that the Uber driver was wanted for the offence of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop.

Police say the three suspects then took control of the vehicle and sandwiched Mutisa at the backseat before robbing him of Sh414,839 which he had just withdrawn from the bank.

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“They bundled the driver onto the co-drivers seat, while the reporter was sandwiched in the back seat and they took control of the vehicle. They then robbed the reporter of all the cash he had and tied him up,” a police report said

The suspects then dumped their victims at Karagita area near Nairobi River before speeding off.

The incident is under investigation by DCI officers from the Kayole Division.

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Written by Vanessa Murrey

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