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DCI Identifies Mastermind of Forest Road Sexual Harassment Incident

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has laid bare the identity of the mastermind of the sexual harassment incident witnessed along Wangari Maathai Road in Parklands, Nairobi. 

According to the DCI, Zacharia Nyaora Obadia was identified following an operation by undercover agents drawn from the elite Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) and DCI Nairobi Regional Headquarters. 

Following the successful identification of the suspect, detectives went after Zacharia who lives in Mukuru Kaiyaba informal settlement but he escaped through a sewer duct in the area. 

“The suspect has also been positively identified by his wife and other relatives in his rural home, sexually assaulting the victim in the widely shared videotape. It is only a matter of time before we arrest him,” the DCI said in a statement

DCI has since warned Zacharia not to engage detectives in cat and mouse games but to surrender at DCI Headquarters or the nearest police station within the next 24 hours.   

Following the successful identification of the suspect, detectives went after Zacharia who lives in Mukuru Kaiyaba informal settlement but he escaped through a sewer duct in the area PHOTO/COURTESY

On Tuesday, March 8, President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered a countrywide crackdown on Boda Boda riders following the sexual assault incident. 

Uhuru, who spoke strongly against the incident, ordered the immediate re-registration of the Boda Boda riders in efforts aimed at regulating the sector. 

The President warned the riders will not be allowed to perpetrate crimes that include harassing pedestrians and motorists.

 “We want to support the bodaboda business but it is not a license for a Boda Boda to do drive-by shootings. And most definitely it is not a license for you to strip and remove dignity from our women.

“We will re-register all bodabodas. Wale wanataka kupiga siasa wapige” he said in the elaborate celebration graced by the Rwandan First Lady Jeanette Kagame at the Kenya School of Government,” he said.  

The crackdown started in Nairobi on Tuesday where Boda Boda riders were arrested and taken to Milimani Law Courts where they parted with KSh 35,000 each.

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