Two college students who went missing on October 27, 2023, after being enticed to their kidnappers’ by a female suspect have been rescued after days of vigorous search at an Airbnb in Kitengela, Machakos County.
In the operation headed by DCI’s Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau officers, two male suspects who kept them captive while demanding a Sh6 million ransom from their parents were also apprehended.
In their no-sweat attitude to easy life, the suspects, Brian Ombasa Omoso, 25, and Humphrey Hinga, 22, are alleged to have been working together with the female dangerous damsel on the loose to select and lure targeted victims.
The woman identified herself to the victims as Debbie Zablon separately lured the duo for a meet-up at a common venue in Nairobi.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the female accomplice had used a stolen ID card to register the line which she used to communicate with the male students.
An imitation of a pistol, a dagger, subscriber sim cards used to contact the parents, fake front and rear car registration plates (KDD 881M) believed to have been used during their transportation and assorted tools were also recovered from the hostage room.