Thursday, February 22, 2024

Three GSU officers in court for kidnapping Chinese national

Three General Service Unit (GSU) officers have been arraigned in court in connection to the kidnapping of a Chinese national at Mlolongo, Machakos County.

“Three police officers suspected of involvement in a foreign national’s kidnapping at Mlolongo in Machakos County on January 8, 2024 have today been arraigned at Mavoko Law Courts.

The three suspects; PC Fredrick Mwongela Mwololo, PC Samuel Mwiti and PC Kimwele Musyoki all attached to the General Service Unit were arrested in Nairobi a week after the incident, before their arraignment today at the Machakos court where detectives sought custodial orders to finalize investigations as manhunt for the kidnapping mastermind gains momentum.” said DCI

The three through the help of a former employee, a current employee who is also Chinese masterminded the kidnapping before requesting for ransom to his family based in China.

“After hours of disappearance, concerned friends reported to the DCI of the businessman who never arrived at his workplace as expected, where detectives forensically traced him to Mua Hills in Machakos.

But even as a team was being deployed to the area in search for him, the panic-stricken victim resurfaced at Athi River and narrated his ordeal in the hands of the kidnappers who also robbed him violently.

Detectives established that five men including a Chinese national (the mastermind), a taxi driver and the three police officers had executed the kidnapping, and upon arriving at the Mua Hills, the mastermind called the victim’s family back in China demanding for an unestablished amount of ransom which was wired to a bank account in China.

After money was deposited, the gang’s accomplices in China confirmed that the family had complied, and the victim was released.” said DCI

So far the mastermind is still at large as Interpol have been informed on the other suspect who is in China.

“Investigations revealed that the named suspect who is still at large was a former staff a the victim’s company, and had been in constant communication with the arrested officers. Indeed, forensic analysis placed the four at the scene of crime.

Further investigations has also led to the recovery of the KAN vehicle which has been detained at Mlolongo Police Station.

As search for the master planner in the kidnapping of fellow Chinese national continues, Interpol operations have also been launched to pursue the gang’s accomplices in China.” said DCI

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