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November 17, 2018

Police hunt for crew in Sunday's chase car hit on Moi Avenue

A screen grab of the matatu reversing into a police car on Moi Avenue on Sunday, September 9, 2018. /COURTESY
A screen grab of the matatu reversing into a police car on Moi Avenue on Sunday, September 9, 2018. /COURTESY

Police are hunting for a group of rowdy matatu touts who damaged one of their chase cars in Nairobi at the weekend.

Though the vehicle was badly damaged, no one was injured. The vehicle that hit the police car as it reversed was impounded.

Moi Avenue was a circus on Sunday as drivers raced madly with youths hanging dangerously on the vehicles.

Some youths could be seen standing atop private cars and shouting themselves hoarse.

Nairobi Central OCPD Robinson Thuku said the police are looking for the other vehicles.

"It is difficult to identify their saccos unless we know the routes they belong to," he said on Monday.

He, however, said one of the car owners has been identified and will record a statement.

Read:Matatu saccos increase fares by Sh20 on Nairobi routes

In the video, several public service vehicles and private cars are seen 'flaunting' their features to wild cheers.

The police appeared unconcerned until their vehicle was knocked. They lobbed teargas to disperse the youth.

Matatu drivers who were honking and playing loud music sped away.

Read: Matatu owners split over calls to tame rogue crews

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