Detectives in Murang’a are investigating a case where a man and an 11-year-old boy are suspected to have staged the boy’s Kidnapping yesterday, with intent to defraud the minor’s aunt Sh15,000.
The Detectives were responding to a distress call from a disturbed Aunt after her nephew’s kidnappers threatened to kill the boy.
“Police had swiftly swung to action after the perturbed aunt to the boy tossed herself at the station, narrating how she received the disturbing call from her nephew’s kidnapper.” The DCI post read
“The caller had threatened to kill the boy if she did not give out the demanded amount.” DCI continued.
But to the shock of the officers who laid an ambush nearby, the boy was spotted watching gleefully as his alleged kidnapper marched for the moneybag.
Dedan Gacheru Waweru, 35, was arrested immediately he took hold of the bag before the sleuths pounced on the errand boy.
“Surprisingly, the boy who left home for school in uniform was at the time in his civics, which he cunningly stashed in his school bag alongside other home clothes, radio, and his aunt’s second phone which was actually used to call her,” DCI said
Detectives believe that the boy meant to disappear from his home, and are probing further to establish his intended destination. Meanwhile, the two remain in custody undergoing legal procedures.