3 kidnappers arrested by detectives, demanding huge ransom -Meru

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Following a missing person report that had been made at Kangeta Police Station in Meru County on 19th June 2020, a team of detectives
working jointly with local police officers installed an intelligence-led operation within Kiutune area of Igembe Central Sub-County.


Upon Interrogation, the suspects namely Mr Patrick Kimathi, Mr Joseph Karithi and  Mr Daniel Muroki all aged below 30 years and who were demanding a ransom of Ksh 150,000 from the family of the victim, led the officers to a nearby thicket where the victim was rescued after 14 days of abduction.

The officers zeroed in Njuri Ncheke forest in Mpinda village where the suspicious individuals were sighted as they attempted to escape.


The victim was taken for medical check and suspects are in lawful custody as several items that were recovered from the scene were kept as exhibits.

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