Over the past couple of days, videos and social media posts have been going up the internet showing how bad insecurity in Kenya’s capital city has become. One of these was a video shared on Twitter on November 10, 2022 with over 10,000 views. It shows two men mugging a third on a street.
On November 8, 2022, a doctor attached to Kenyatta National Hospital warned Nairobians of a rise in robbery with violence in different parts of the city. The post went on to add that the situation has become worse to a point that in a day the hospital has been receiving 4-7 cases of stubbings.
In the meantime, Nairobi’s county governor, Johnson Sakaja appealed to the youth to stop engaging in criminal activities. He also urged the newly sworn-in Inspector General of Police to unsparingly deal with crime.
A key identifier from this video, places it in either Guyana or Jamaica. The iBET SUPREME, a betting company that operates in Jamaica and Guyana. More precisely, a reverse image search on Yandex shows the incident took place in Georgetown, Guyana. In this article, the robbers are identified as Chris Rollard and Jamal Anthony Delph.
These two appeared before Georgetown Magistrates’ court but pleaded innocent of this crime. More results show, one of the accomplices, Chris Pollard has been charged several times for robbery. An advanced search on Google provides more articles between February 8, 2022 when this robbery happened and November 11, 2022 when it was shared as a tweet.
This video does NOT show a robbery in Nairobi, Kenya.