A city motorist has earned praises on social media after challenging a gang of thugs who tried to rob him in Nairobi’s Parklands area.
According to a CCTV footage widely shared online, the man was driving a white Mitsubishi Outlander when the thugs accosted him.
The video showed the man driving behind a grey van that entered a gate on the left side of the road forcing him to slow down.
It was a this point that one thug emerged from a Toyota car in the opposite direction and accosted the driver forcing him to expertly reverse the car.
One thug could be seen holding a weapon, presumed to be a machete while pursuing the Mitsubishi Outlander on foot.
The driver speedily reversed the vehicle forcing the thug to let go. At one point, the thug could be seen trying to cut the tyre of the vehicle but all was in vain.
Two other men joined the first thug but having failed to access the SUV after several attempts, they hoped into the Toyota which was on standby and sped off.
The video sparked reactions from netizens who heaped praises on the driver for challenging the carjackers.
Ma’am Trudy Joseph: Waah, the audacity to attack someone in broad daylight.
Esther Macharia: I love it that Kenyans are becoming very brave.
Laurine Xalier Asembo Bae: This guy is so brave.
Lynda Mchana: Wah! Carjacking attempt in broad daylight. Thank God the driver was swift in his actions.
Nelly Waeni: Defensive driving comes in handy here. Staying calm and not panicking.
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