May 17, 2022

Three suspected kidnappers arrested in Githurai, Nairobi

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Three suspected kidnappers who held a 23-year-old man hostage and demanded Sh300,000 ransom from his family earlier today have been arrested.
Dickson Mwendwa, 24, Robert Kioko, 23 and Philip Kilonzi, 28 were ambushed in a single-roomed house where they held the victim.
“In a case of suspected frame-up, the victim had travelled from Mwingi East to Githurai to visit a couple who hail from the same rural area, only to arrive and find the woman of the house alone,” the police said.
‘Within no time, the husband stormed in accompanied by three other men, who landed on the young man with blows and kicks on allegation of having a romantic affair with the wife.”
They frisked the victim taking Sh5,000 from him, before hurling him out of the house to the empty room.
The victim was forced to contact his family members to raise the Sh300,000 ransom, threatening dire consequences if they failed to comply.
Githurai-based detectives who got the report from the victim’s father rigorously trailed the suspects to the scene, casting an ambush that netted three of them.
The victim who had been stripped naked and injured on the face was rescued to safety, as the three were taken to custody.
“As detectives probe further to establish the crux of the incidence, the suspects are pending arraignment for their crime,” the police said.

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