Written By Mary Mumbua 📝
Police have arrested five suspects among them three women for kidnapping a man and demanding for a ransom to set him free.
Joseph Makau, Patrick Wekesa, Rehema Njeri, Vigilance Mumbi and Hadija Ong’ai were arrested by DCI detectives from Parklands.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Mumbi, Ong’ai, and Njeri allegedly lured the man to a house in Ruaraka where they held him hostage and asked for Ksh100, 000 to set him free.
“With a special preference for men of Caucasian origin, the women lure the smitten men to a house behind Ruaraka’s Naivas supermarket, with a promise of an action packed night.”
“What follows are demands for a ransom depending on how deep one’s pockets are,” stated DCI.
Cyber forensic detectives stormed the house where the victim was being held as suspects waited for an Mpesa transaction of Ksh 100,000, “the man had called his relatives claiming that he had been involved in a road accident and needed Sh100, 000 for treatment.”
Detectives say the kidnapping gang is linked to an incident that occurred last month, where a man was accosted in Parklands and robbed off Ksh450, 000.
“The man has since identified the suspects positively, as those who milked the cash from his bank account in a similar modus operandi,” DCI said
The suspects are set to appear in court this morning to answer to charges of robbery with violence.