Kenya: Biker dodges bullets
British adventurer escapes fire from bandits at Kenyan border
By TTM on 02 March 2010 in News
British explorer Spencer Conway escaped with his life recently after an
Conway, 42, who launched a solo bid to circumnavigate Africa by motorcycle last November, had been negotiating a difficult stretch of road between Marsabit and Isiolo when the attack took place.
After sustaining multiple punctures along the pothole-strewn trail on
At this point three gunmen, believed to be Boran Shiftas, opened fire from a hillside. The explorer was thrown from his cycle as the attackers
Having outrun the gunfire, he was forced to stop minutes later to assess damage to his vehicle. Owing to the immediate danger he continued, but abandoned his cycle after 70 kilometres as the rear wheel collapsed.
Advice from the foreign office is to avoid remote areas along the Kenyan border unescorted, and local police report a fatal shooting in this region the week prior to the attack.
Conway is approaching the halfway point in his circumnavigation of the
The next leg of his voyage will be the Western coast, and he plans to
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