Kikuyu man es­capes from his ab­duc­tors

Says he was ques­tioned why he is close to Ki­ambu Gov­er­nor Wil­liam Kabogo

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Central - GE­ORGE MUGO @ge­o­mu­goh

Po­lice in Kikuyu con­stituency, Ki­ambu, are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ab­duc­tion and tor­ture of a 30-year-old man.

Po­lice boss Kip­too Bir­gen said Mor­ris Waceke, a se­condary school teacher, was abducted last Fri­day at Ki­hun­guro in Thogoto and was found on Sun­day.

Waceke said he was go­ing to a shop when he was ap­proached by two men, call­ing out his name.

“They started fol­low­ing me, call­ing Mor­ris, Mor­ris, but I did not an­swer. It was around 7.30pm. Two oth­ers came, bran­dished a pis­tol and or­dered me to keep quiet or they would shoot me,” he said.

“I was pulled and bun­dled into the boot of a wait­ing car and they drove away.” Waceke said the ab­duc­tors asked why he is close to Ki­ambu Gov­er­nor Wil­liam Kabogo.

He said he sent an SMS to his wife Jenif­fer and an Ad­min­is­tra­tion Po­lice of­fi­cer. As if the ab­duc­tors sus­pected he was us­ing his phone, they stopped, opened the boot and took his mo­bile phone. They led Waceke into an old build­ing, where they tied him with a rope and started tor­tur­ing him, ask­ing why he is “play­ing with politi­cians”.

“They used pli­ers to squeeze my tes­ti­cles so I would speak. I pleaded with them to stop tor­tur­ing me,” he said yes­ter­day at Kikuyu po­lice sta­tion. Waceke said the fol­low­ing day, he was given por­ridge for break­fast. He said two MPs were in­volved in the ab­duc­tion.

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