Celebrated journalist Shiksha Arora has revealed the traumatic event that happened to her on Monday evening where she was strangled and robbed in Nairobi traffic.
Arora took to her Twitter page to narrate the horrific ordeal that she managed to narrowly escape from. In the process, she revealed a new tactic that Nairobi thieves are using to steal from Nairobians.
“Yesterday at around 5:20 PM I got robbed at the globe roundabout flyover. Guy 1 knocked my side mirror bending it backwards & walked away. While I was rolling down my window slightly to reposition the mirror, guy 2 started banging the front seat passenger window loudly. As I was looking to my left guy 3 slid his hand in through my window and unlocked my car, got into the back seat. Grabbed my purse & asked for my phone, at this point in time I was in panic mode, couldn’t say anything. He asked for it again & reached for my neck, strangling me,” she started.
She went ahead to reveal that hooting her car horn is what saved her life as it made the thieves panic and run away.
“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.
“LESSON- These thugs work in teams in broad daylight during peak traffic, don’t roll down your window no matter what when on globe roundabout. I got lucky, he didn’t manage to hurt me much despite strangling my neck and getting away with my purse. I am okay but traumatized,” she concluded.
Kenyans have swarmed social media with kind words for her.
I’m sorry Shiksha .. May Nanak baba help you recover from that. All will be well
— Dr. Ryan Mucilih Samir ™ (@Ryan_Mucilih) June 22, 2021
Pole Shiksha. As a lesson, regardless of whatever gimmicks they pull,never roll down ur window or unlock your vehicle to get out for anything as they get access to the whole vehicle. As long as windscreen iko, continue moving accelerate and stop at a safe place to adjust anything
— Angie2.O (@AngieVista) June 22, 2021