The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Taxi Driver Murdered in Juja

A 28-year-old taxi driver has been stabbed to death by unknown people at Witeithie estate in Juja town, Kiambu county. James Waweru, who hails from Mweiga in Nyeri, was reportedly killed by a man and woman who had hired him from Thika town on December 26.

His elder brother Samuel Ndung'u said Waweru was hired by a "drunk couple" to take them to Witeithie where he also stays. But at 8am the following morning, a taxi driver, Daniel Njenga, received a call from Waweru's phone number that he had been killed.

Ndung'u said the killers robbed his brother of assorted keys, a mobile phone and unknown amount of money. The body was taken to Bishop Okoye Hospital morgue. The murder happened 50 metres from Witeithie AP post.

The residents of the estate accused officers at the post of sitting on their job. They said unlike other police posts and stations, Witeithie post is closed at 6pm locking them from seeking services.

A few metres from the scene, another person was found murdered a day before. Taxi operators said they have become targets of carjacking and robberies by their 'clients'.

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