woman attacked with panga

Remember the viral video of the guys who attacked some guys driving through Mai Mahiu who were attacked by some fools with pangas? No? Here it is:

 

And this is how it was reported by the Daily Mail:

A shocking video shows the moment an American couple narrowly escaped machete-wielding bandits on a rural road in Kenya.

Bryant Swenson was driving down a dirt road near Maai Mahiu, Kenya, with his wife Lauren on November 30 when the couple – who are from Utah but live currently in Nairobi – came upon a white van.

Standing behind the van – known as a matatu – were three masked men believed to have been trying to rob the vehicle.

When the Swensons approached the matatu took off, and the bandits suddenly charged the couple’s Toyota Land Cruiser instead.

Bryant put the car into reverse as the men ran at them, driving backward several feet before suddenly shifting back into drive and slamming his foot into the gas pedal.

The men wildly waving machetes – known as ponga – made contact with the Cruiser just as it surged forward away and raced down the bumpy road.

Lauren can be heard asking: ‘Are they still behind us?’ as a passenger in the backseat confirms that the men are still on their tail.

Soon after a police vehicle caught up with the bandits, resulting in gunfire that can be heard at the end of the video.

The Swensons said it was with ‘quick thinking and the grace of God’ that they were able to escape the frightening encounter unscathed.

The couple and their three children moved from Cedar City, Utah, to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, around three years ago to open a CrossFit gym.

Updating his friends back home, Bryant posted the video of the near-machete attack on Facebook on December 1.

He wrote: ‘Our fitness can prepare us for life, but there are times when things happen so fast that we can only give credit to God for His protection.

‘This happened yesterday on our way up to Kijabe with Shiv Simani, [Collins Monde], and [Lauren Swenson]. We came upon 3 bandits robbing a matatu. I had to back up long enough to roll my window up before passing by the guy wielding the ponga (machete.)

‘The guy on the far left had a handgun, but couldn’t get it out of his waistbelt in time. They chose this spot for ambush because the road is very rough, but fortunately, we were in my 80 series. Also thankful for a manual transmission.

‘Just before encountering the bandits, we passed two armed police on foot. The gunfire you hear at the end of the video are the cops engaging. We are thankful to have been gone before the gun battle erupted.’

 

Read the rest here: Dail Mail

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