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Nairobi woman narrates night assault by taxi driver

A Nairobi woman has sensationally accused a taxi driver of assaulting her on Saturday night.

Catherine Njeri took to Facebook on Saturday evening to narrate her ordeal with the taxi driver, who she accused of punching her and dropping her along Forest Road.

In her post, Ms Njeri said the incident happened after the driver, identified as Stephen Okeyo,  got annoyed of being given directions.

She claimed the driver punched her on the arm and told her to get out of the car.

Ms Njeri described how she sought refuge in a secured apartment along Forest Road after becoming suspicious of the taxi driver, who had parked the vehicle and was monitoring her movements.

Moments later, she spotted a delivery man on a motorcycle whom she flagged down and explained her predicament. The rider took her to Parklands Police Station where she reported the assault incident.

Mr Okeyo has since confirmed to Nairobi News that Ms Njeri was indeed her client on Saturday night, but said bits of her account were untrue.

“I recorded my statement on the incident on the same evening at Parklands Police Station and for now I cannot give more details as it is a police case,” Mr Okeyo told Nairobi News on phone.

Gigiri OCPD Vitalis Otieno confirmed that the incident was reported and that police are waiting for the complainant to write a full statement.

“She has been contacted by the OCS and has said she will report to the station to write a statement before the end of the day (Monday). Investigations will start immediately after she records the statement,” Mr Otieno told Nairobi News on phone.