Hafsa Mohamed Lukman, a Kamukunji-based businesswoman who went missing on June 15 was on Saturday morning, June 20 rescued from her abductors.
Hafsa, 23, was rescued by police officers from a dingy house in Matopeni are within Kayole. She had reportedly been forced to fit in a water tank. She was last seen at her boutique.
Her kidnappers had demanded a ransom of KSh5 million or they kill her.
In a video clip that went viral, Hafsa who appeared tortured had pleaded with her family to meet the kidnappers’ demands for her life to be spared.
Her rescue comes after an elaborate operation conducted by detectives from Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau and the Special Service Unit.
“The badly shaken woman who had visible bruises on her face and hands, was immediately rushed to hospital for medical attention. One 24-year-old suspect who is part of the gang that kidnapped Hafsa, was arrested and is currently being interviewed by detectives to shed more light on the kidnapping & help in the arrest of his fellow miscreants,” the DCI says in a statement after the rescue.
The George Kinoti-led investigative agency is warning any persons harbouring the intention of committing “such a heinous crime, that no efforts shall be spared in their pursuit.”
“We thank members of the public who volunteered information [that] led to the rescue of the businesswoman,” concludes the DCI.