The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has launched a search for a matatu driver filmed beating up a passenger using a metal rod.
In the video that has widely been shared on social media, the driver of a matatu registration number KAK 251C is captured exchanging blows with a male passenger after a confrontation.
Later, the overpowered driver rushes to the vehicle to pick a metal bar that he uses to clobber the passenger, leaving him with serious injuries.
During the fight, the driver is heard claiming that the commuter attacked him for no reason and he was forced to retaliate.
— The African Voice (@teddyeugene) March 25, 2019
The incident was reportedly videotaped along Kangundo Road on Monday.
Kenyans online have urged the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to move swiftly and arrest the driver.
NTSA has released a statement promising to take action against the PSV driver.
“Our attention has been brought on the video which was circulated on social media sites yesterday of a driver attacking a passenger, the action taken by the driver is unacceptable, we are pursuing the matter and update on the action taken #SpeakOut on rogue behaviors on our roads,” NTSA says in a tweet.