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Police Arrest Over 200 Boda Boda Riders Over Forest Road Sexual Assault Incident

Police have arrested over 200 boda boda riders in Nairobi CBD in a night crackdown on Monday, March 7. 

This follows an incident on Prof Wangari Maathai Road in Parklands, Nairobi where a female motorist was attacked and stripped half-naked. 

In a statement on the same, Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai said the riders were arrested as part of an operation to identify the real culprits. 

“We have 229 riders in custody and 913 motorcycles were also seized,” Mutyambai said. 

The crackdown follows an incident on Prof Wangari Maathai Road in Parklands, Nairobi where a female motorist was attacked and stripped half-naked PHOTO/COURTESY

In a video widely shared on social media, the motorist is heard screaming as some men attempted to strip her naked ripping off her clothes in the process. 

At the same time, another man tried to force her out of the vehicle but fortunately, her seat belt was still latched on. 

Police issued a statement, affirming that they had identified the perpetrators and would take stern action against them.

“The matter is under active investigations. We have since identified some of the perpetrators and they will be presented before a court of law upon completion of investigations,” read the statement.

Chief Justice Martha Koome has issued a statement condemning the assault saying perpetrators involved in the incident should be apprehended and prosecuted with immediate effect. 

“I hope the perpetrators will be apprehended and processed through the criminal justice system in a systemic manner observing careful considerations of criminal investigation, persecution and efficient judicial management of any preferred case in accordance with the tenets of the constitution the rule of law,” Koome said in a statement. 

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