Mu­rang’a boy res­cued two weeks af­ter kid­nap

Ab­duc­tors kept the pupil in a new maison­nette in Thika town. They had asked his fam­ily for a Sh50 mil­lion ran­som

The Star (Kenya) - - News General - KAMORE MAINA @TheS­tarKenya

A nine–year-old boy kid­napped and held hostage for two weeks has been res­cued by the po­lice from a house in Thika town.

Evan­son Kig­uro was found locked up at a house on the Kisii Es­tate. Two men found in the house were ar­rested.

De­tec­tives from the Spe­cial Crime Pre­ven­tion Unit raided the newly built maisonette on Wed­nes­day evening af­ter learn­ing that the boy was be­ing held in the house.

A fe­male sus­pect, said to have been tak­ing care of the vic­tim and pre­par­ing meals for the sus­pects, es­caped the po­lice drag­net and is be­ing sought.

The woman was away from the house when it was raided.

Po­lice have five sus­pects in cus­tody over the kid­nap of the pupil.

The ab­duc­tors had de­manded a Sh50 mil­lion ran­som and threat­ened to kill the boy if his fam­ily did not pay in two weeks.

It was joy and cel­e­bra­tion as the boy, who looked vis­i­bly shaken, was re­united with his fam­ily at his home in Ka­bati, Mu­rang’a county.

Kig­uro told the po­lice he was grabbed by three men as he walked to school on Oc­to­ber 13 and bun­dled into a car.

He screamed for help but his ab- duc­tors threat­ened to harm him and or­dered him to re­main silent.

Kig­uro said he co­op­er­ated and pleaded with the ab­duc­tors to re­lease him, but they slapped him sev­eral times to scare him.

The at­tack­ers drove him to the house and told him to re­move his school uni­form and put on a new pair of trousers and a shirt, he said.

At the house, three men kept watch of him, the boy said.

Po­lice said Kig­uro had not suf­fered any phys­i­cal in­juries, but seemed trau­ma­tised by the or­deal.

Neigh­bours, friends and fam­ily thronged the boy’s home in Ka­bati and joined his fam­ily in song and dance to cel­e­brate his safe re­turn.

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