PSV conductor beaten into a coma for failing to meet financial target
19 February 2016, 12:20
Nairobi - An omnibus conductor has been fighting for his life at the Kenyatta National Hospital ICU after his employer beat him into a coma for failing to meet his daily target.
25-year-old Geoffrey Kungutia was allegedly beaten by the manager of Astrabell Sacco, which is owned by a traffic police officer, for failing to hit his daily target of KES 8 000.
According to NTV, Kungutia was hit on the head with a blunt object on January 25, leaving him paralysed on the left side of his body and memory lapse.
Doctors who treated him had said that he would never be able to talk or walk again.
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Kungutia, who has already left the hospital, said: “Most of the time, we hit the target but that day, we only made 7 000.”
Family and friends condemned the the matter in which police handled the case, saying he was arrested briefly but released on cash bail, want against taken against the offender.
Last year, the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) issued a directive to regulate the matatu industry by implementing a cashless fare payment system, but Matatu Owners blocked it citing logistics issues.
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