Ciku Muiruri's daughter found after missing for one week, two arrested

Two suspects arrested in connection to the kidnapping of two ladies. [Twitter, DCI]

Media personality Ciku Muiruri's daughter has been found.

Muiruri's daughter, Erica Gachoka, and her friend Shanice Agose had been missing since June 4, after attending a house party in Nairobi's Westlands area.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), in a statement, said the duo was found alive following an operation conducted by a joint team of detectives drawn from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau and the Operations branch.

"After the party, the two requested a ride to Kilimani, via bolt taxi application. But when the ride arrived along Rhapta road in Westlands and they got in, the driver threatened them using a hammer before speeding off towards Thika," said DCI in a statement.

The abductors would demand a ransom of sh250,000 for each of the two ladies in order to release them.

"Investigations into the abduction were immediately launched as the detectives trailed the suspects who operated between Nairobi, Thika, Ruiru and Witeithie in Kiambu County.

"The officers raided a house in Ngoigwa area in Thika, where two suspects Timothy Kiragu, 34 and Samuel Kipkurui, 33 were arrested. After a brief interview, the duo led detectives to Gatukuyu in Mang'u, Kiambu County, where the two women were rescued," said the DCI.

Assorted crude weapons and fake motor-vehicle number plates were recovered from the suspects.

The victims have been reunited with their families.