A female news anchor was on Monday evening, June 21, robbed in a daring broad daylight attack at the Globe Roundabout flyover.
KBC news anchor Shiksha Arora, through a social media statement, gave a narrative of how thugs forcefully stollen her personal items including her purse and mobile phone, were stolen.
While narrating the 5pm incident on Twitter, Arora said that a man knocked down her side mirror, bent it backwards and walked away, forcing her to roll down the window in a bid to reposition the side mirror.
The knocking down of the side mirror was a clever trick as second man started banging the front seat passenger window.
“As I was looking to my left, the third guy slid his hand in through my window and unlocked my car, got into the back seat, grabbed my purse and asked for my phone, at this point in time I was in panic mode, couldn’t say anything.
As he was strangling my neck, I desperately gasped for air,I started hooting loudly to get some attention hoping somebody would help me. People started getting out of their cars and that’s when he let go and fled. He went with my purse but I am TRAUMATIZED that he attacked me.
— Shiksha Arora (@shikshaarora_) June 22, 2021
“He asked for it again and reached for my neck, strangling me.
“As he was strangling my neck, I desperately gasped for air, I started hooting loudly to get some attention hoping somebody would help me. People started getting out of their cars and that’s when he let go and fled,” she continued.
She has now advised Kenyans against rolling down their windows while at the globe round about.
The incident took place just hours after the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai vowed that more security measures will be implemented in the city.
The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) also urged members of the public who may have fallen victim to make formal reports at the Nairobi Central DCI offices whenever such unfortunate incidences happen.
“While many victims take to social media to narrate their ordeals in the hands of mugger gangs (which is good sensitization), we further urge them to formalize those complaints…
“Many are scenarios when suspected muggers walking free even after they have been arrested along various Streets and Walks within the CBD, as the few who report at the station fail to pursue their cases or never turn up for hearings,” reads the statement by DCI.