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Meru suspected kidnappers arrested

By Jael Mboga | July 4th 2020

Three kidnapping suspects in Meru county have been arrested for demanding a Sh150,000 ransom.
Joseph Kariithi, Patrick Kimathi and Daniel Muroki were linked to a missing person report filed at the Kangeta Police Station on June 19, 2020.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigation on Saturday said detectives are working with local police to investigate the matter.
The officers raided Kiutune area in Igembe Central Sub-County where the criminals had been spotted earlier by residents who helped the police.
Upon being arrested, the gang led police to the victim who had been held for two weeks.
The victim was taken for medical check as police picked exhibit from the scene.
Last year, seven suspected crooks from Ntumu area in Meru County were held and later charged with assault after they kidnapped a woman and attempted to forcefully circumcise her.
It is not known why they wanted to subject the woman to such a barbaric act, but it is widely believed to have been an attempt to punish her on someone’s orders.
The court heard that the seven were arrested after Christine Murithi, a daughter to the complainant reported the matter to Marima patrol base after which police officers swung into action.
The prosecution said that during the attempted heinous act other offences were committed and investigations were still ongoing to seek more evidence and witnesses to further charge the suspects with sexual harassment.
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