Rachel Ruto and Benny Hinn photo

Agents of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have detained three people in connection with the kidnapping and robbery of a pastor who was near the Nyayo Stadium on Thursday, February 22.

The victim, a minister of Christ Church, was reportedly on his way to a nearby restaurant after investing most of the day planning Saturday's Benny Hinn crusade, according to DCI.


According to the pastor's account given to the authorities, he was photographed after being undressed and put into a waiting saloon vehicle after being attacked suddenly.

Rippers threatened to post the images on social media unless he divulged his mobile money pin.

They forced the pastor to send Ksh55,000 to the suspect's phone, and then they released him without taking his possessions.

In response to a tip from the Nyayo Police Post, the DCI team reviewed all of the forensic evidence and ultimately located the first suspect in Village Apartment Hse No. F2 in Syokimau.

"A search carried out in his residence saw three handsets retrieved, comprising an iPhone 13 hosting the SIM card that contained the stolen Ksh55,000 and a PDQ bank card swapping machine," said the DCI.

According to the DCI, the accused individuals were questioned by the investigators before being sent to Kitengela, where their accomplice was hiding. The pastor's phone was allegedly in the hands of the second suspect.

The third one was apprehended close to Syokimau on Katani Road.


In anticipation of their Monday trial, the three individuals were held at the Langata Police Station.


The Nyayo National Stadium is set to host a big crusade by the well-known American preacher Benny Hinn on February 24 and 25.

First Lady Rachel Ruto sent an invitation, and the preacher has accepted, making this his second trip to Kenya.

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