Police rescue school girls suspected to have been kidnapped in Nairobi

Police in Ugenya have rescued two school girls suspected to have been kidnapped in Nairobi one month ago.

The school girls, Jemima Munyiva (16 years) and Mary Wanjiru (18 years) were found in a home at Kabuyu village in Ndenga sub location following a swoop conducted by the Criminal Investigations Department officers and the area national government administration officials.

The girls, according to the police were in form one and two respectively at Harvest Secondary school in Nairobi before they disappeared mysteriously.

According to the villagers, the students arrived in the home about a month ago in the company of one Kevin Owino who hails from the village.

During yesterday’s swoop, the school girls were found in the company of Kevin Owino’s brother, 20 year old Stephen Otieno.

They were all rounded up and taken to Ukwala Police Station where they have been locked up pending investigations.

The Ugenya Officer Commanding Police Division, Willy Simba confirmed the arrests, adding that the suspected kidnapper, Owino who escaped the dragnet was later arrested from his hideout.

Simba said that the suspected kidnapper had been demanding a one million shilling ransom from the girls’ parents, adding that investigations have been launched to establish the real motive behind the incident.

Source: Kenya News Agency