- Keagan Githua, 24, was working with Kenya RE after he recently graduated from Strathmore University where he studied Information Technology.
- The deceased's mother, Lucy Githua said her only son Githua was stabbed on the chest as he resisted the robbers.
The family of a man stabbed to death by robbers riding on a motorcycle along Ridgeway, Kiambu county on Sunday is crying for justice.
Keagan Githua, 24, was working with Kenya RE after he recently graduated from Strathmore University where he studied Information Technology.
The deceased's mother, Lucy Githua said her only son Githua was stabbed on the chest as he resisted the robbers.
Lucy who spoke to the media at their home said her son was pronounced dead upon being taken to AAR hospital along Kiambu road by a good samaritan.
“Keagan was stabbed by thugs on a boda boda along Ridgeways road as he walked home. They attempted to steal his phone but he resisted.
"He was immediately rushed to the hospital by a good samaritan. Sadly he died of heart-knife injuries on arrival at the hospital,” Lucy said.
She said the family will hold a memorial service on Sunday November 6 at Ridgeways Baptist Church from 3pm.
She called on the government to protect Kenyans by regulating the boda boda sector which has left many dead and impaired.
Roni Karina, a cousin said the burial will be held on Wednesday, November 9, in Kahuhia, Murang’a county.
Karina said the family has also organised a peace walk on Monday from 5pm to 7pm.
The family has however urged the government to act on rogue boda boda operators who have been terrorising residents.
A report by the National Crime Research Centre- Fighting Crime Through Research of 2018 established that some riders are involved in serious crimes such as robbery with violence and have caused accidents that have left many impaired and dead.
For instance, in 2018 alone, the riders caused 3,877 deaths through dangerous riding and stole 3,774 times.
They also breached public order and created public disturbances 3,328 times and stole motorcycles and motorcycle parts 3,227 times.
There were 2,778 cases of assault involving riders, 2,578 cases of robbery and robbery with violence and 2,570 instances of riding under the influence of alcohol.
Also, 2,415 cases of possession and usage of dangerous drugs, 2,053 instances of handling and trafficking of dangerous drugs and 1,884 cases of murder involving the riders.