Juja Preparatory School from where the 14-year old was kidnapped. | image source: jujapreparatory.ac.ke
Five suspects have been arrested in connection with Monday’s abduction of a Juja Preparatory School student in Kiambu county.
Ruiru Deputy Police boss Birgen Kiptoo said the 14-year old student, Martin Njoroge, was abducted by three people as he walked out of the school gate.
He said the abductors attempted to trick the boy into their waiting vehicle on claims they were taking him to his father.
“When the boy resisted he was bundled into the car and blindfolded using his school tie before the vehicle sped off,” Kiptoo told The Star in his office on Wednesday.
“When the victim had the blindfold removed, he was shocked to find himself in Parklands, Nairobi in the hands of his sister’s best lady friend. The friend according to the victim frequented their home and sometimes stayed there for months,” Kiptoo said.
Both ladies drunk in pubs on Koinange Street, a police source told The Star.
Kiptoo added that later in the evening the boy was blindfolded again and taken to a barber in Dandora, where the abductors left him overnight.
Kiptoo said the abductors called the boy’s father, Benson Njoroge Mungai, demanding a KES 3 million ransom to release or they will kill his son.
“After alerting police, sleuths started their work, they laid an ambush at Mungai’s home in Kenyatta Road Estate in Juja. When the vehicle, which was delivering the captive arrived at 8pm, the boy was rescued safely,” he said.
– The STAR