DCI have unmasked how a lady allegedly kidnapped herself then sent shocking messages to her mother demanding ksh 30,000 ransom.
“Have you previously heard of a person who staged his or her own kidnapping with the hope defrauding her parents?
Well, detectives on Thursday night arrested one such suspect.
Two days ago, Jane Wamuyu, a resident of Sattelite in Riruta, received disturbing messages from her daughter’s phone number.
She was informed that her daughter Clare Muthoni had been kidnapped and her captors were demanding a ransom of Sh30,000 to secure her release.
“Failure to which, her throat would be slit open,” the message read as indicated by DCI on Friday.
To prove their threats, a photo of a purportedly shaken Muthoni, with her hands and legs tied was sent to her mother.
A kitchen knife was also displayed in the photos, sending Muthoni’s mother in a fit of panic.
She was further warned not to disclose anything to the Police.
But Muthoni’s mother with no other place to run, confided in the DCI and made her report at Karen Police Station.
Detectives from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau immediately took over the matter.
DCI director George Kinoti said their investigations led them to Misiani village in Kangudo.
“After laying their ambush, anticipating to pounce on the kidnappers, they found out that there were no kidnappers other than Muthoni who was at a local Bar,” Kinoti said.
Accompanied by a friend identified as Diana Wanjiku, they had taken up residence at Website Bar, after escaping from Nyeri where they both lived.
Detectives uncovered that Muthoni had hatched the plan to stage her own kidnapping, then demand a ransom from her own mother, ostensibly to secure her release.
Both Muthoni and Diana who took the photos are in lawful custody awaiting arraignment.”
SOURCE: DCI ON TWITTER
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