Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) operatives are pursuing teachers suspected to have abducted a grade three pupil in Buru Buru area, Nairobi County.
According to a DCI statement on Sunday, September 10, the nine-year-old pupil went missing prompting his father to visit his school to confirm his whereabouts.
Upon inquiring, the father learned that his son was seen leaving the school’s compound in Donholm, Nairobi, alongside his class teacher.
He went on to search for the teacher with hopes of reuniting with his son. Amid the search, the father received a call from suspected abductors who according to the DCI demanded a ransom of Ksh 10 million.
Subsequently, the father reported the case at Buruburu Police Station prompting the police to launch a manhunt for the suspect.
“A team of detectives drawn from the Nairobi Region Command in collaboration with colleagues from DCI Buruburu launched a thorough operation in the Kayole Sabasaba area,” the DCI statement read in part.
The detectives followed leads and eventually found the boy locked in a room in Kayole.
According to the DCI, the room was rented by another teacher working in the same school as the suspected abductor.
The detectives rescued the boy and took him to a hospital for medical checkup.
Meanwhile, an operation to trace the suspects was underway which led to the arrest of the owner of the room used to abduct the victim.
“After hours of toil and moil, the detectives managed to arrest a suspect after he was found making demands for ransom in exchange for the minor’s freedom,” the DCI stated.
From the operation, the detectives discovered a motorcycle, mobile phone and other items believed to have been used in the abduction.
The discovered items, DCI states, will be used as exhibits when the suspect is arraigned in court on Monday even as an operation to arrest his accomplice continues.
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The abduction case adds to a long list of crime activities that have been reported in the Kayole area of Nairobi’s Eastlands.
In August, a DCI officer was shot dead in Mihang’o, Kayole area, while his wife escaped narrowly with a gunshot wound while on their way home.
According to the police, the two had stopped their car to fix a punctured tyre when two motorcycle-riding thugs approached the scene and opened fire.
Less than a month later, the police confirmed that a suspect in the murder was gunned down in a shoot-out in the same neighborhood.