Matatu Conductor Arrested for Assaulting Female Passenger
A matatu conductor in Kenya has been arrested after being caught on video assaulting a female passenger. The disturbing footage shows the conductor shoving the woman around, pulling her by her shirt, and slapping her viciously. The woman can be heard shouting and trying to defend herself as the conductor pushes her away, causing her to fall.
The video has sparked outrage among Kenyans, with many calling for the conductor to face the full force of the law. Police have confirmed the arrest of the conductor and are investigating the incident.
The assault occurred after the woman complained to the conductor about not being dropped off at the correct location. The conductor reportedly became enraged and attacked the woman.
The video of the assault has been widely shared on social media, with many Kenyans expressing their disgust and anger at the conductor’s behavior. Some have called for a boycott of the matatu company, while others have demanded that the government take action to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.
The incident highlights the ongoing problem of violence against women in Kenya. According to a 2022 report by the National Crime Research Centre, one in three women in Kenya has experienced physical violence since the age of 15.
The arrest of the matatu conductor is a positive step, but more needs to be done to address the root causes of violence against women in Kenya. This includes educating men about gender equality and providing support services for victims of violence.