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February 22, 2018

Meru tout under probe for leaving man half-dead over matatu choice

A man lies on the ground after an attack by Meru Shuttle conductor Felix Mwingirwa, January 30, 2018. /COURTESY
A man lies on the ground after an attack by Meru Shuttle conductor Felix Mwingirwa, January 30, 2018. /COURTESY

Police are investigating a Meru Shuttle conductor who allegedly beat up a passenger and left him for dead in Nairobi.

Felix Mwingirwa is said to have beaten up the unidentified man for choosing a different shuttle on January 30. 

"He smashed his head on the windscreen and then hit his head on the steel metal barricade that cracked his skull," a witness said.

Good Samaritans called an ambulance that rushed the victim to Kenyatta National Hospital.

Via Twitter on Wednesday, the police service said: "We have received Mwingirwa's case and are following up with the Central OCS."

The matter came to the limelight after Kenyans on social media demanded the arrest of the "untouchable" tout who brags about being well connected.

Mwingirwa confessed to having police protection, an aspect said that likely contributed to his arrogance and other behaviour.

Police noted he has been charged three times with similar offences and that the cases have not yet been concluded.

It is said he lives a suspicious life in Zimmerman and describes himself as "untouchable".

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