Three armed men were captured by a CCTV camera robbing a couple outside their home in Runda Estate in Thika town, Kiambu County.
The couple was heading home when their car broke down in Thika Town prompting them to board a tuk-tuk. However, minutes after they arrived at the estate, the Tuk-tuk driver pulled up, with a motorcycle trailing them closely behind.
Two men, armed with knives and a machete, alighted from the motorcycle and approached the Tuk-tuk.
After a brief conversation, they brandished their weapons and seized the couple's items including phones, valuables and car keys.
Thereafter, the TukTuk driver sped off from the scene as the armed men returned to their motorcycle, where another rider was on standby ready to transport them away from the scene.
The locals called upon police from Thika Police station to arrest the Tuk-tuk driver, who is suspected to have been working in cahoots with the robbers.
"He just stopped and let the thugs steal from his customer then pretended to be driving away," one wondered.
"I don't want to blame anyone but tuk-tuk this days are driven by rogue drivers, I had an incident at a local supermarket involving a tuk-tuk and reported the case to the association's chairman and nothing was done. Beware."
"This was well staged mugging by the tuk-tuk driver because why did he stop and pretend."
"This is not mugging, it's robbery with violence and police should look for the tuktuk driver, he is the link person."
Cases of insecurity across the country have increased, with some attributing the prevalence of crime to the high cost of living, which has left many Kenyans struggling to put food on the table.
The 2023 Economic Survey published by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) showed that the number of crimes increased from 84,155 to 87,858 in 2022, representing an increase of 4.4 per cent.
Out of this, the number of crimes committed by males increased by 2.3 per cent to 70,383 while those carried out by females increased by 13.6 per cent to 17,745.
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