Three people have been arrested for kidnapping Kennedy Bosire, a 79-year-old man living in Kitale.
Kennedy Bosire Nyabwari disappeared after setting off for Kisii from his Kitale home at around 5:30 pm, on June 6.
Kennedy called his wife at around 9pm to inform her that he would spend the night in Kitale town, before heading for Kisii early the following morning. However, when she called her husband the following day at around 4pm, his phone went unanswered.
Kennedy’s wife then received a call from strangers later at around 8:30 pm, who informed her that they had held her husband captive and demanded a ransom of KSh2 million, to secure his release. Terrified, his wife called the DCI’s line to report the issue.
A team of detectives from the Special Service Unit and Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau, supported by investigators based in Kitale, was immediately mobilized to track down the kidnappers, who were demanding the heavy ransom.
Last night under the cover of darkness, the determined detectives, rescued the man at a house in the outskirts of Kitale town.
Three suspects, Grace Kerubo Nyakundi, Samwel Atunya Makori, and Richard Okari Matunda who had attempted to escape, were arrested. A motorbike believed to have been used by the suspects to ferry the victim and a blindfold were recovered. Detectives are currently pursuing a fourth suspect identified as Jackson Nyakundi Atei.
“Should you have any information that may lead to the suspect’s arrest, please let us know through our anonymous toll free line 0800722203,” sats the DCI.