Jalango's Mercedes Benz Destroyed by Boda Boda Mob

  • Radio presenter Jalang'o in his convertible Mercedes Benz
    Radio presenter Jalang'o in his convertible Mercedes Benz
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  • Media personality Felix Odiwuor, popularly known as Jalang’o has revealed that he is also a victim of rogue boda boda riders who have been accused of taking the law in their own hands. 

    Jalang’o was contributing to a raging debate on Kiss 100 FM on Friday morning, January 15, about the menace which had befallen many motorists across the country. 

    He stated that his convertible Mercedes Benz was destroyed by a mob of rogue riders after an accident involving one of them. 

    Media personality Jalang'o inside his convertible Mercedes Benz
    Media personality Jalang'o inside his convertible Mercedes Benz
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     “You see I don’t drive my benzo (Mercedes Benz) anymore. My brother was driving when he got involved in an accident with a rider. He was surrounded by a mob and they completely destroyed my car,” he told his co-host Kamene Goro. 

    The presenter's story has been experienced by many motorists who have called on authorities to reign in the rogue boda boda sector.

    In September 2020, former Chief of Defence Forces General (Rtd) Julius Karangi also came face to face with another mob that wanted to unleash their wrath on him. 

    Karangi was driving home when a motorcyclist struck the rear of his vehicle in Nyeri and as any driver would have done, he got out of the car to assess the damage.

    A crowd quickly gathered and nearly lynched him before he lowered his mask and the mob recognised him then quickly scattered off. 

    “In a matter of minutes, dozens of boda boda riders were there. They surrounded me, hooting and issuing all manner of threats. I sat inside my car and put on a bold face. 

    “If they could attempt to lynch me, what would have happened to one of you? You could have been reduced to ashes in less than two minutes and they would probably burn the car, too,” he recalled during a funeral service of a man who had been killed by a mob of the same rogue riders. 

    Karangi added that the mob did not care to find out what had transpired or who was in the wrong. 

    Dozens of cars have been destroyed in fires following such incidents and motorists have urged security agents to tame the rogue riders. 

    On their part, riders and cyclists have been protesting discrimination and harassment by motorists on Kenyan roads. 

    A photo of boda boda operators protesting.
    A photo of boda boda operators protesting.
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