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Two arrested for kidnapping two students in Machakos

Two suspects have been arrested over the kidnapping of two students in Kitengela, Machakos County.

The two who had been locked up at an AirBnB at Elgon View apartments in the county had been lured into the trap by a woman who is still on the run as the suspects demanded Ksh 6 million ransom from their parents.

“Two tertiary level students who went missing on October 27, 2023 after being lured to their kidnappers’ den by a female suspect have been rescued days after being locked up at an AirBnB at Elgon View apartments in Kitengela, Machakos County.

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Two male suspects who held them hostage while demanding for Sh6 million ransom from their parents have also been arrested in the operation led by DCI’s Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau detectives.

The suspects, Brian Ombasa Omoso, 25 and Humphrey Hinga, 22 who have since been ushered into our cells are believed to have been working jointly with the female dangerous damsel on the loose to identify and lure targeted victims, in their no-sweat approach to soft life.

In the classic case of ‘all that glitters is not gold’ reported at Kiambu Police Station on Oct 29, the lady who identified herself to the victims as Debbie Zablon separately lured the duo for a meet-up at a common venue in Nairobi, and just like the biblical Samson in Delilah’s arms, surrendered the 21-year-olds to her accomplices.” said DCI

Recovered during the arrest was an imitation of a pistol, a dagger, subscriber sim cards used to contact the parents, fake front and rear car registration plates (KDD 881M) which is believed to have been used to transport the students to their location.

“Meanwhile, manhunt for the female miscreant who tucked away is underway.” said DCI

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