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Bolt responds after registered male driver indecently exposes self to female passengers

By Winnie Mabel October 24th, 2023 2 min read

Online taxi hailing company Bolt issued a statement yesterday after one of their registered drivers was captured on video indecently exposing himself to female passengers as he ferried them.

In a video shared by former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko, but will not be re-shared by Nairobi News, the driver, identified as Moctor Indwasi, could be seen driving within Lavington area, one of Nairobi’s leafy suburbs, as he exposed his private part and could be seen handling it at the same time.

“Bolt, as part of its zero tolerance to this type of behaviour, has suspended the mentioned driver from providing any further services on our platform.

We are also actively engaging with the affected rider, and once again take this opportunity to express our sincere concern and empathy over this unfortunate incident. We remain committed to promptly addressing and continuously supporting our valued clients during such difficult moments. At Bolt, the safety of our drivers and passengers remains our highest priority. We remain committed to vigilance and swift response in handling such incidents,” said Bolt in response.

The driver was exposed by a female passenger as he ferried them to their location. According to her account shared to Mike Sonko, they were two females in the vehicle – one in the passenger seat and the other in the back. Upon being discovered for indecently exposing himself, the driver “was forced” to cut the trip short and drop off the ladies.

“In the worst case, he would have dared to rape the ladies. Remember, this can happen to any lady, especially wale wanaopenda kwenda sherehe na on their way back home huwa wamebleki na wako tipsy (those who enjoy going out to party and go back home while tipsy to the point of blacking out). This conduct should not be tolerated and I urge anyone with more information or has faced a similar ordeal to come forward so that we can protect our mothers, daughters, or family members. Let this video act as an educational and send warning to young ladies to be extremely cautious before boarding cabs, especially when vulnerable or unaccompanied,” concluded Mike Sonko.

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