On Nov 30th An American couple on a tour in Nairobi were attacked by machete wielding bandits while traveling down a dirt road and the entire scenario was captured on their landcruiser’s dashcam. The SUV happened upon what looked like a possible robbery in progress. Once the attackers saw the land cruiser they took their attention off the bus and attacked. The driver immediately threw the vehicle in reverse as the attackers approached. However, then decided to throw it into drive and plow past them. You can hear one of the passengers say cops followed shortly after what sounds like gunfire in the distance. Im not one to judge but that SUV has a brush gaurd and 4wd for a reason…
Bryant swenson states that This happened yesterday (time stamp is wrong) on our way up to Kijabe with Shiv Simani, @collo_mog, and @lauren.p.swenson. We came upon 3 bandits robbing a matatu. I had to back up long enough to roll my window up before passing by the guy weilding the ponga (machete.) The guy on the far left had ahandgun, but couldn’t get it out of his waistbelt in time. They chose this spot for ambush because the road is very rough, but fortunately we were in my 80 series 😉 Also thankful for a manual transmission. . .
Just before encountering the bandits, we passed two armed police on foot. The gunfire you hear at the end of the video are the cops engaging. We are thankful to have been gone before the gun battle erupted.
Brian and his wife are orginially from Utah and moved to Nairobi where they run a cross fit gym.