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Meet 80 year old granny who ran a kidnapping ring

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Meet 80 year old granny who was gunned down alongside his accomplices in Gatundu on Friday.

The granny, Wambui Muturi is said to a staunch Catholic but at the side she ran a criminal gang that terrorized people of Mt. Kenya.

The gang is said to have extended to Nairobi. Ms Wambui Muturi was gunned down after a foil kidnapping of a woman for six days. Ms Mururi,John Mwangi and Samuel Kang’ethe were demanding for 5 million ransom money from the kidnapped woman’s family.

Police were able to storm the compound before killing the three kidnappers. Kang’ethe was the eldest son of Ms Muturi.

Crime family

The granny’s two sons are said have been lynched by a mob while another son was shot by police officers in Nairobi.

Another son died after a short illness and left behind two daughters. The granny’s husband passed away years ago.

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Speaking to nation, Gatundu chief John Mwangi said that the granny lived a life of secret and did not get along with villagers.

“She did everything in secret. In fact, some people thought she was a witch,” Mr Mwangi said.

The kidnapped woman, Margaret Waithera narrated of how the granny threatened to circumcise her.

Muranga County police boss Mohammed Farah said that they were able to locate the kidnappers using their mobile phones.

Slavian Mwangecho
Passionate blogger on a day to day activities happening in Kenya, Africa and around the world. A keen follower of the latest news making headlines around the world


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