Three people have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a 79-year-old man that occurred on June 6, in Kitale Transnzoia County.
The three suspects, Grace Kerubo Nyakundi, Samwel Atunya Makori and Richard Okari Matunda were arrested while trying to escape in Kitale.
The three reportedly abducted Kennedy Bosire Nyabwari while he was on his way to Kisii from his home in Kitale.
Police say that Bosire went missing at around 5:30pm on that fateful day.
“He later called his wife at around 9pm informing her that he would spend the night in Kitale town, before proceeding to Kisii early the following morning. However, when she called her husband the following day at around 4pm, his phone went unanswered,” said the DCI.
“Later at around 8:30pm she received a call from strangers who informed her that they had held her husband captive and demanded a ransom of Sh 2 Million to secure his release. Terrified the woman dialed our #FichuaKwaDCI toll free line and informed us of her predicament,” DCI further said.
A team of detectives from Special Service Unit and Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau, supported by investigators based in Kitale, was immediately mobilized to track down the kidnappers.
A motorbike used by the suspects to ferry the victim and a gunnysack used to blindfold the old man were also recovered.
Detectives are currently pursuing a fourth suspect identified as Jackson Nyakundi Atei.