Kenyans traveling upcountry have to be wary of fraudsters who pose as fellow passengers but end up stealing from them.
On Thursday evening, a 41 year old man travelling from Nairobi to Kitale was drugged in a Green-line/ Muvumilivu bus and lost shs 122,000.
His family wants him compensated by the Bus company.
Wycliffe Sudi,41, is said to have traveled from Nairobi on Thursday night to Kitale using Green line Executive Bus.
According to his brother Benjamin Nyapidi,he escorted Sudi to Machakos Country Bus in Nairobi.
Nyapidi said Sudi resolved to use the bus because he had a lot of luggage.
He said his brother previously used Shuttles.
Nyapidi added that after Sudi boarded the bus, he kept in touch with him through phone conversations but later his phone went off.
Nyapidi who travelled later to Kitale to join the family found Sudi at the Kitale Referral hospital.
Sudi was unconcious.
He was later moved to Moi Teaching and Referal Hospital in Eldoret for medication.
He was discharged on Saturday evening.
Speaking to the press in Kitale,Sudi said he lost sh122,000, luggage,a wallet which had a National Identity card,three ATM cards and an NHIF card.
He said he had planned to use the cash to pay his farm workers in Kitale.
“The hospital report shows that he inhaled poisonous substances which made him sleepy and uncouncious”said Nyapidi.
Nyapidi said after contacting the Bus management, the family was told that the suspect alighted in Nakuru.
Nyapidi said his brother should be compensated by the company for not taking care of the passengers.
“It is wrong for the company to carry con men and con- women” he added.
The family reported the matter at the Kitale police station.
This is not the only incident, several passengers have in the past complained of being drugged in PSV’s and robbed of their valuables.
Matunda Bus, Eldoret Express , Muvumilivu/Greenline have all had incidents of passengers being drugged and robbed.
However, the management of these buses have been reluctant to address the incidents.