How Maria Actress Bought Back Stolen Car Part in Nairobi CBD (VIDEO)

Dorea was returning from a salon appointment along Thika Road on Monday, September 6, and decided to take the flyover in the area on her way home. It was there that she noticed four men approach her car, a Nissan Juke.

Beatrice Dorea Chege, who played Maggie in Maria drama series that aired on Citizen TV, shared on her YouTube channel on Tuesday, September 7 on how she was robbed at the Globe Cinema flyover in Nairobi CBD.

Dorea was returning from a salon appointment along Thika Road on Monday, September 6, and decided to take the flyover in the area on her way home. It was there that she noticed four men approach her car, a Nissan Juke.

Assuming that they were intent on stealing her phone, Dorea rolled her windows up and locked all doors of her car, not knowing that they had other plans. The next thing she was not expecting to hear was a loud sound and the thieves circling her car before pulling out her fender flare and running away with it.

"So I raised my windows, but I could see them peeping through the windows. I only learned later that they do that to see who is inside the car, so when they saw it was a lady they got confident.

Maggie's car at the garage, with its fender flare missing. /YOUTUBE

"I heard some funny sounds only to realize later they had removed my fender flare." she narrated.

Dorea would be in for another surprise when she sent a bodaboda rider to buy new fender flares and she received the same ones that were stolen from her the previous day.

"I was told that these things are a hot cake, they sell very fast. I visited my mechanic in Westlands was told I needed to go to Kirinyaga road and buy the equipment to have them replaced.

"I could not go there myself so I sent a boda guy only to be sold the same ones that were stolen from my car," she revealed, expressing disbelief.

She was quizzed on how she knew the flares she bought were the same ones stolen from her, and she responded by revisiting a minor incident she had and showed the scratches she got from the incident.

"They also removed the flares forcefully so a certain part broke and got left stuck on my car and it's here (points to the broken part)," she showed her viewers.

She advised ladies, and by definition Nairobi motorists, to avoid the flyover and, if not possible, drive on that road in the company of someone.

"Please ladies try and avoid Globe Roundabout as much as possible. And if you drive on that side at least ensure you are not driving alone, always be in the company of someone else."

Dorea's experience was almost similar to that of KBC anchor Shiksha Arora who was strangled and robbed at the same flyover in Nairobi CBD on Monday, June 21. In a statement, the former K24 TV presenter, who had just participated in the relaunch of KBC, narrated that some of her personal belongings, including her mobile phone and purse, were stolen.

At around 5.20 pm, a man had knocked on her side mirror and bent it back before walking away. To reposition the mirror, Arora rolled down her window and it was then that a second man began banging the front seat passenger window loudly.

"As I was looking to my left guy 3 slid his hand in through my window and unlocked my car, got into the back seat. Grabbed my purse & asked for my phone, at this point in time I was in panic mode, couldn’t say anything. 

"He asked for it again & reached for my neck, strangling me. As he was strangling my neck, I desperately gasped for air, I started hooting loudly to get some attention hoping somebody would help me," she stated.

She would soon draw attention to motorists who got out of their cars, at which point the man let her go and fled with her purse.

"These thugs work in teams in broad daylight during peak traffic, don’t roll down your window no matter what when on globe roundabout," Arora cautioned.

Aerial view of Globe Cinema flyover. /FILE