Nairobi woman recounts lucky escape from carjacking attempt
An instinctive reaction by a young Kenyan woman saved her from a carjacking ordeal with just seconds to spare.
Mercy Murugi narrated her lucky escape in a monologue on Twitter which was retweeted dozens of times.
Ms Murugi’s encounter highlights the change of tack by Nairobi carjackers, who are now preying on their victims on busy roads and in broad day light.
It all started on Monday morning when she was flagged down by a group of three, two men and a woman, who requested that she jumpstarts their car.
So today morning, on my way to work, I get stopped by a guy with his car hood up. It’s a kind of a busy road, so I decide to slow down
— MM (@mercymurugi) August 15, 2016
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