This is a series of harrowing experiences shared by Kenyayote.com readers on how they were lured and attacked by their customers from OLX.
Am George a student from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology. On 27th of November 2013, between 8am and 12 noon i received a call from the number 0739597774. This is after i had advertised my laptop in OLX and the person possessing the above number,a young man, pretended to be a customer. The young man told me that i should meet him near the school gate where a car was waiting.
True to his instructions i met the young man and a colleague both in their mid-twenties. Their mode of dressing and the posh car they were driving (KBS 184S) couldn’t have made me suspect that they were indeed dangerous criminals eager to rob me and even kill me. So after some bargaining, the guys requested me to accompany them to Nyeri town so that we can finalize the transaction as they had not carried enough money. The guy who appeared to be interested in the laptop told me that nowadays it is not safe to travel with money and moreover he wasn’t sure whether the laptop would please him in which case he would be forced to re-deposit the cash or be faced by some tempting impulse buying.
I declined to follow them and instead suggested that they use the bank agents within the university. However the guy was quick to say that he does not own an ATM card and would thus have to do the over-counter withdraw at the bank.apparently the guys convinced me and i agreed to accompany them to town only for them to attack me mid-way with knives and escape with my laptop.
I reported the matter at Nyeri police station but since then I have not been able to obtain any assistance from the police.
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