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Man arrested for faking kidnapping to get his wife back

By Antony Gitonga | November 4th 2013

By Antony Gitonga                                      

Police in Kinangop Nyandarua are holding a farmer who faked his kidnapping raising fear and panic in the area.

The farmer who had been kicked out by his wife from their matrimonial home was seeking sympathy but ended up in police cells.

It was a case of jumping from a frying pan into the fire for the farmer from Gitiri village after he was nabbed hiding in his sisters’ house.

According to a witness, drama started last week when the man left his home in unclear circumstances.

“They had differences with the wife and it’s not clear what transpired but after two days he made a call saying that he had been kidnapped,” said the witness.

The witness said that the farmers’ mobile phone went off leaving the family and area residents in agony.

It was then that police were informed and started investigations to locate and rescue the farmer.

The officers were however left in shock after tracking the farmer in his sister’s home in Geta village a few kilometers from his home.

According to Nyandarua South OCPD Samson Munyao, the ‘kidnapped’ farmer was found relaxing and taking tea in the sisters’ house.

Munyao said that on been questioned the suspect admitted that he was seeking ways of reuniting with his wife.

“We have arrested him and he is been interrogated before been arraigned in court facing various charges,” he said.

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