University student and a soldier among 5 abductors’ arrested

Written By: Claire Wanja
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Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested five people for kidnapping and rescued three victims.

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Among those arrested in Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate on Monday night is a Kenya Defense Forces officer Mohamed Sharmake Abdi of Kahawa Barracks  and alongside Abdi Hamid – a student at the Kenya Methodist University.

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Others arrested at Eastleigh are Abdikalif Mohammed Noor, Ahmed Abdullahi Abdi – driver, and Salah Abdi.

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DCI says on its twitter handle that the suspects were demanding Sh5, 000 to release the three abductees, whom they had held hostage in a car, before they were arrested.

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The suspects will be arraigned in court on today (Tuesday).

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