Three suspected kidnappers who had held a 23-year-old man hostage and demanded Sh300,000 were yesterday arrested in Githurai.
According to the DCI, the three suspects, Dickson Mwendwa, 24, Robert Kioko, 23 and Philip Kilonzi, 28 were nabbed following an intelligence-led operation.
The victim was reportedly framed after traveling from Mwingi East. He was supposed to meet a couple but was rather shocked when he met the woman of the house alone.
The woman’s husband then stormed the house accompanied by three men and accused the victim of having a romantic affair with his wife.
“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 then frisked the victim taking Sh5,000 from him, before hurling him out of the house and whisking him away to the empty room,” the DCI said.
The victim was then forced to contact his family and raise Sh300,000 as a ransom for him to be released.
Three suspected kidnappers who held a 23-year-old man hostage and demanded a Sh300,000 ransom from his family earlier today have been arrested by Githurai-based detectives.
Dickson Mwendwa, 24, Robert Kioko, 23 and Philip Kilonzi, 28 were nabbed in a swift intelligence-led
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The victim has since been rescued with the suspected kidnappers expected to be arraigned in court.