University student and a soldier among 5 abductors’ arrested

Written By: Claire Wanja


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

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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