Police arrest three suspects after repeat abduction of student

Police in Rachuonyo East Sub County Tuesday arrested three people suspected to have abducted a form one student on his way to school and injected him with unknown substance.

The suspects allegedly waylaid and blindfolded Kowidi Mixed secondary school student and injected him twice on the lower back side with a yet to be revealed substance that immediately caused his body to swell.

Area OCPD Patrick Onsando said samples of blood from the student were taken to goverment chemist for analysis and results are yet to be released to tell what substance they used.

The incident, which took place a fortnight ago, on Wednesday at 6 am, when the student � Lowry Sam Juma was headed to school continue to send shock and fear in the quiet village of Kakumu in Ramula location Kabondo Kasipul constituency.

The student was found bound up by a rope and abandoned in a sugar cane plantation crying with a swelling body.

A Passerby, Ruth Aoko Owour, responding to the call of distress found the student at 8am.

She quickly identified the boy and informed the father Benjamin Apiyo.

Ms. Owuor, a head teacher in a local primary school said she heard the cries for help, rushed to check what was happening in the sugar field, only to stumble on the boy tied with a rope.

The student’s father rushed him to Matata hospital in Oyugis town where he underwent treatment for some days and discharged.

The student was again on Tuesday found dangling on a tree, believed to have been left for dead by a suspect who was lying in wait for him in the early hours of the morning.

He was discovered by another student who was going to school at 6.am, and was rescued.

The victim was able to identify one of his tormentors, who police arrested and later revealed the other two accomplices.

The three suspects who police identified as Paul Obudho, Peter Owour and William Ara are locked up at Oyugis police station waiting to appear in court on Wednesday.

Rachuonyo East sub county DCC Jack Obuo termed the action of the three suspects evil, saying the law will deal with them accordingly.

He has urged parents and students to exercise caution and alertness, and always report any suspicious person in their vicinity.

Source: Kenya News Agency