, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22 – Are you among motorists who are fond of leaving keys to parking attendants after double-parking in Nairobi?
Well, you may need to start thinking twice henceforth before making that decision as it may cost you much more, besides endangering the lives and property of others.
On Thursday afternoon, a security guard at a parking lot near Re-Insurance Plaza, got into a client’s car and tried to park it oblivious of his little or no skills on the wheels.
In less than 60 meters of his horrific drive, the car smashed several others, including a Mercedes Benz, ripping off bumpers before landing on a car that was parked just outside the parking lot.
“The vehicle is manual and maybe he is used to automatic cars; he almost flew over this fence,” one of the witnesses, who had parked his vehicle nearby told Capital FM News.
“Were it not for the barriers, he could have landed on my car. I was inside relaxing.”
One of the security guards at the parking lot says they are only mandated to allocate parking slots but not drive clients’ vehicles.
“We are only supposed to have the keys…we have our own drivers,” Edna Nyanchoka, a security guard within the parking lot said.
“I don’t know why he decided to drive the car.”
The security guard has been arrested and luckily no casualty was reported in the incident that occurred at about 1pm.
Efforts were being made to notify owners of the affected vehicles since they usually return in the evening.