A man was captured attempting to pickpocket a KBC journalist who was on duty at the Azimio la Umoja rally in Kamkunji on Monday, January 23.
In a video shared by the journalist - Alvin Kaunda - the man was filmed standing behind him as he attempted to snatch something from the journalist's pockets.
However, he failed in his first attempt even as the journalist realised that something was amiss.
While keeping close tabs on the man, Kaunda realised that the man was up to no good and effectively maintained some distance from him.
Still, the man did not give up on his mission as he moved closer to Kaunda and made another attempt at pickpocketing the journalist.
The second attempt was equally unsuccessful as Kaunda jumped up, interrupting the interview he was conducting.
This prompted onlookers at the event to take keen attention to the man who was filmed laughing after the incident.
"Woah. My first political story was quite an experience," the journalist behind the viral elephant video noted.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Kaunda affirmed that he was safe adding that nothing was lost from the incident.
However, he revealed that he was forced to flee the scene with the KBC crew after the incident given safety concerns.
"There was a commotion afterwards. Luckily, our car was next to us so we just had to leave the scene because we also had a camera.
"Some of these people work in groups and you never know what can happen,' he stated.