The streets of the CBD are known to be a dangerous place. In fact Nairobi has been ranked among the Top 10 most dangerous cities in Africa with reported cases of crime being on the rise everyday.
Some time last year the cases of mugging in the city hit an all time high forcing the government to take special action after cries from city dwellers.
Yesterday, popular Twitter user @droid254 started a conversation on the same. Giving Kenyans a platform to share some of the most chilling and funny encounters with muggers in the CBD.
Here are some of the tweets.
I was mugged by 3 street urchins, they were very muscular. Came to me with knives, took my phone & 700 Bob from my pockets then told me to run as fast as I could & I wasn't supposed to even think about looking back????????????
— ????????????مشرف (@I_AmTelvin) October 2, 2018
Thugs sold shoes I was wearing hapo muthurwa.
Their approach? "Ule buda amelike njumu zako na anatoa soo nane, weh uko na mangapi?" I said siuzi. They laughed, next thing I was on the ground bila shoes.
— Ericoh (@EGmunene) October 2, 2018
I was stone punched by chokoraas on my face, along the UoN slip road. Those SOB's stole 4k,my phone and almost killed me.They left me with a comminuted fracture on my skull… Nakuanga na machungu sana na wezi. Akishikwa eka tyre.
— TMK???????? (@tonnytmk) October 2, 2018
Sometime back at gikomba mans aliiniomba mbao. And i had 80 since i was going to slim a shirt for a date the following day ????.. when i gave him the mbao. Alisema, "angalia nyuma unaona hii mbao inatoshea watu wanane. Toa kil kitu amanikufyatue marisasi." My balls were shaking ????.
— John_sila (@jgerald809) October 2, 2018
Mans akitoka mtaani kwenda hustle hapo railways at 7 am akapata na mandume. Bare moja moto akapoteza network kwanza. Phone, wallet na laptop zikatembea. Manze hata fare hakuwachiwa. Had to walk all the way to Kibich.
— Abdruleone (@Abdurleone) October 2, 2018
Meehn,mine was a smooth one.Around 6am nikielekea Chuo,1st year.Odi geng watatu wakatokea,seemed friendly at first wakiuliza maswali ya normal people.
Next minute nikawekwa equator na mans akatoa dagger and the other ,some shit that looked like a pistol.
— Mutukuvic (@Th1nbandit) October 2, 2018
Ata ningeshout nobody was there as my audience, long story short,,walinitoka lapi ,phone(my 1st smartphone????????) na 350 bob.
They had the audacity kunipea books zangu na wakaniambia nisome kwa bidii nisikuwe ka wao.
I felt that????????
— Mutukuvic (@Th1nbandit) October 2, 2018
I was walking hapo accra rd at 7:30pm, a guy shoulder-charged me with so much force i turned to confront him. In no time, i was put in choke mode. 8 guys in total frisked me and took every ksh and mobile. I asked them to give me simcard and fare. I was kicked. Walked to easich
— ابو أيمن (@Albashir_Ismail) October 2, 2018
kitu 2015 hivi I was walking from stage ya mwiki sacco ya bus za green hivi morning so mjamaa ananishow boss nipee bao ama nikupige na mavi akiwa ameiseti kwa kapaper .Luckily the traffic police was there and nikajifanya naenda kubonga naye huyo boss akahepa
— kingz_ (@kingz254) October 2, 2018
Boy wangu flani aliingia na laptop kwa mat. Aliihug tight hiyo bag ndio asiibiwe. Jamaa kushuka anafeel bag iko light kumbe kuna ninja alirarua bag chini na kutoka na laptop. Still baffles him hadi now.
— abdulmajid heusen ツ (@abdulheusen) October 2, 2018
Been mugged around Nyayo Stadium by 5 guys at around 7:30 pm on a Sunday.Nilikuwa 4th year manze. One of the guys held a dagger to my neck while the other 4 emptied my pockets. They stole my laptop, two phones, wallet and even the house keys bana. Worst Sunday ever.
— J (@oleJKL) October 2, 2018
When Chelsea won epl Cup,I had a Chelsea scarf after the game inje ya K-cinema nkaskia.
Chelsea noma Sana.
With excitement I said niyetu sasa.nkaskia niyenyu nakina nani!nisha nyongwa they took315,niliketi hapo 15min wakarudi nkaskia ajaenda. I just ran away with my stiff neck.
— safari (@safari6o6o) October 2, 2018
Mimi ni hapo nyuma ya Mr Price,some guy approached me akanigota.. Worst mistake is nlimgotea kiubrathe kidogo tu nimezungukwa na mtu sita na nishaeekewa dagger kwa shingo…. luckily was never harmed but simu na Wallet zilienda nkaulizwa nakaa wapi nikapewa fare????????
— Papii45 (@GixxLamar) October 3, 2018
Alighted a mat at in Kahawa some mean guys showed up armed with guns took my laptop, phone and wallet but they told me to take my ID, simcard and other documentation alfu wakanipea soo moja nisikose kwenda na mkate kwa nyumba… Frankly I didn't feel robbed
— Thuku wa Kariuki (@MahatmaThuku) October 3, 2018
Been mugged twice….by the same guy…..at the same spot. hapo fire station tao. Second time he had his pal called "murderer" who stood behind me poking me at the back with his knife. ????.
— Chokorokobangoshè (@MikeNguyai) October 3, 2018
It was around Serena hotel and it was at 6.45 in the morning this Madaraka day… They took my phone, and laptop and tossed me out of a moving matatu. I rolled just far enough for the KBS bus to swerve and avoid me. Since then I've been traumatized by matatus in town. ????
— ⚛ kharioki⚛ (@kharioki) October 3, 2018
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