As she and her driver sat in slow moving traffic on the Mombasa road coming from the industrial area towards town, a group of 6 thugs, armed with new pangas, and knives came up to their car from behind, and tried to break in. Luckily they had the doors locked and windows up, and the thugs didn’t succeed.
She remembers that the thugs wore jackets, apparently to conceal the weapons, and sneakers. They were young men and one had dreadlocks. The woman thinks that they are trying to blend in with hawkers catching people unaware in the traffic jams.
It’s easy to become complacent when stuck in traffic. However, this is good reminder to remain aware at all times and always keep your windows up and doors locked.