The National, Wednesday July 24th, 2013
WOMEN do not feel safe riding on PMV buses in some towns and cities where some bus stops seem to attract dirty-looking and unemployed people who take the opportunity to snatch handbags, bilums and school bags.
They even enter buses to do such things. And they are armed with weapons.
I was passing through Koki bus stop in the nation’s capital on Tuesday last week at around 9am when a man pulled my handbag off me.
I struggled to hold on to the bag but I eventually surrendered it when he pulled out a knife and threatened me.
I stood at the doorway of the bus and called for him to return only my keys as I was on my way to work.
I would like to thank the group of Wanigela men who helped me retrieve my handbag.
Your efforts have left a good impressionc on me. I hope Koki bus stop will one day be the safest bus stop in the nation’s capital.