Nairobi News


Up Steppers dance group robbed on way to live show on Mombasa Road

Popular dance troupe, the Up Steppers Dance Group, was robbed on Saturday night on their way to a live show along Mombasa Road on Saturday, May 4.

According to police, the group of four had disembarked at the entrance of the media house when two motorcycles pulled up alongside them.

“One motorcycle had three pillion riders while the other had only one rider and attacked the group, injuring two of them,” read part of a police report.

One of the members was injured in his left eye, while his other had a cut on his hand and thigh.

The victims were also robbed of mobile phones and an unknown amount of money.

They were taken to hospital as police launched a hunt for the attackers.

Police believe the armed gangs, believed to be three or four at a time, operate between Capital Centre and General Motors (GM) and usually use motorcycles to make their getaway.

Motorcycle gangs are slowly creeping back into the city, not only in the slums but also in upmarket estates that include Kileleshwa, Karen and Kilimani estates.

The gangs, which operate on motorbikes, tend to steal all valuables and even snatch mobile phones from locals.

Last month, a businessman, Adan Ali Mohamed, was shot and injured by two suspects on a motorcycle in Eastleigh, Nairobi. Sh3.9 million was stolen from him.