Sirkal: Thugs attack Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr, steal his phones

Coach Dylan Kerr

Love for selfies and an open arm for all left Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr nursing bruises after the Briton fell prey to daring Nairobi thugs last weekend.

Kerr, who was in the company of friends, including a young lady, was attacked after leaving a club along Ngong Road. The attack came moments after he had watched the international boxing match between Kenyan Fatuma Zarika and Mexican pugilist Yamileth Marcado last Saturday.

According to Kerr, who was forced into a temporary ‘blackout’ after he lost two expensive mobile phones, including an iPhone in the incident, a group of youth tricked him with a selfie request before descending on him and his friends.

“This is the first time in Kenya that I have been attacked and lost a phone. I don’t deny people selfies even if it is a 1,000 times. I wonder why someone would go into all that trouble for an old Blackberry phone,” Kerr told The Nairobian.

The coach said they were forced to rush one of his friends to hospital after he was injured.

Kerr said the security guys at the club did not help them, and instead demanded money to help them get back their phones.

“I reported the matter to the security officer at the club, but they asked for money, so I never even bothered to proceed to the police (station) to make a report,”

But the club condemned the incident and distanced themselves from any blame saying the incident took place outside the club.

“Our security officers are responsible and have always handled any incident professionally, but if any of their staff are found to have colluded with the attackers, disciplinary measures will be taken against them,” said the customer care official at the club.

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