A motorist using a white Toyota Noah was exposed after he allegedly fueled at a petrol station and sped off without settling his bill.
The driver, according to reports, fueled at a Lake Oil Petrol Station at Kamiti Corner in Kiambu County on Friday, January 19, before speeding off to leave the pump attendants stranded.
According to Sikika Road Safety- a road safety-focused community group, the pump attendant was forced to settle the bill of the fuel, which was in the region of Ksh5,000.
As search for the driver continues, it has since emerged that the number plate used by the vehicle on the day is questionable.
A search of the number plate on the National Transport and Safety Authority shows the registration details belong to a lorry of Isuzu make.
The vehicle has also been linked to a notorious gang that has been terrorizing residents in parts of Kiambu County.
Reportedly used by 4 people, the white Toyota Noah has been linked to several crimes in the area targeting bars especially in Ruiru.
“The vehicle is being used by 4 people to commit crimes and they are targeting bars. They are using the same fake number plate to do all these crimes,” Sikika Road Safety reported.
“It is sad to see this fuel pump attendance paying the money……. Mr driver this is our advice go there and pay that money.”
Alarming trend targeting petrol station attendants
But the Kamiti Corner represents just a fraction of recent cases where motorists have thrown caution off the window by speeding off immediately after fueling their cars.
On the same day, January 19, a Nissan X-trail reportedly fueled at Delta Service Station in Athi River and around 13.15 pm and left without paying.
Two female attendants were seen engaging the driver and appeared to be confirming the payment on a mobile phone.
Few seconds later, the driver started the engine, leaving the two attendants desperately chasing after him but in vain.
Such cases were also reported in 2023 petrol stations raising concerns about the trend.
Attendants are usually the biggest losers in such cases, with previous reports showing that attendants on duty are forced to settle the bill left behind by the rogue motorists.