Taxi Passenger in Trending Video Apologizes to Driver for Insulting him -

Taxi Passenger in Trending Video Apologizes to Driver for Insulting him

A Kenyan woman who was caught on video hurling insults at a taxi driver has expressed remorse for her behavior.

Last week, the woman gained widespread attention when a video of her verbally abusing a driver who was trying to transport her home went viral on social media.

The driver, identified as Derrick Mbugua, was on duty when he received a ride request from a person named Brian. Upon arriving at the pickup location, he discovered an intoxicated woman who, upon inquiry, turned out to be the intended passenger.

Concerned about the woman’s condition, Derrick called her mother to inform her of the situation. The mother instructed him to take her home, assuring him that payment would be made upon arrival.

Unfortunately, the ride did not proceed as smoothly as Derrick had anticipated. The woman began screaming, insisting that she wanted to disembark. Despite her protests, the driver insisted on fulfilling his responsibility of taking her to her mother’s house, which did not sit well with her.

During the journey, the woman escalated the situation by accusing Derrick of being a rapist. She threatened to raise a public commotion and have people attack him. Sensing the need for evidence to protect himself, the driver decided to record the encounter.

As the situation worsened, the woman began insulting Derrick and dragged his family into the argument, claiming that her affluent parents would believe anything she said.

Derrick managed to drive the woman close to her mother’s residence and recorded a brief video to prove that she was safely reunited with her family. He shared the video on social media, which angered her parents as they felt she had been exposed. In an effort to tell her side of the story, the woman reached out to media personality Oga Obinna.

Oga Obinna arranged a meeting with both parties on his show, providing an opportunity for the woman to apologize to the driver for her misconduct and mistreatment, despite his efforts to assist her by simply driving her home.

“I deeply regret my actions and sincerely apologize for insulting him. I appreciate him for ensuring my safe return home. Additionally, seeing the video made me realize that alcohol is not suitable for me,” the woman expressed remorsefully.

Derrick, visibly affected by the insults, emotionally shared his experience but emphasized his decision to remain composed in order to avoid getting into further trouble.

“I couldn’t abandon her by the roadside, as she had requested. I had the responsibility to transport her home, where her family awaited. Furthermore, without the video, she could have accused me of rape and assault. Even if I were innocent, I would have likely ended up in prison,” he explained.

Derrick advised men to refrain from resorting to violence as a means of conflict resolution, highlighting how a minor altercation could potentially lead to lifelong consequences, such as imprisonment.