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Kidnapped female varsity student rescued after five days in captivity

Detectives have rescued a female university student kidnapped at the behest of her friend after five days in captivity in Ruiru.

Daisy Chebet Barno, a fourth year student at Egerton University was kidnapped by three men in Kabarak, Nakuru in a plan plotted by her friend Faith Mwende a classmate.

Mwende had conspired with her boyfriend and other thugs to kidnap Daisy and demand a ransom from her supposedly well-to-do family.

Daisy was teicked by Mwende’s boyfriend to board a car he as where a kidnap was later staged and they demanded Sh 600,000 from her parents.

She was driven to Ruiru at around OJ restaurant where they took a 2 bedroomed airbnb and locked Daisy in one of the bedrooms.

Mwende who had since joined them took the other bedroom where they made merry with her partner, after Daisy’s family sent an initial Sh50,000.

Unknown to the thugs, detectives who had received a distress call from Daisy’s family were closely monitoring their movements as they operated between Thika, Murang’a, Kajiado and Ruiru during the day, in a bid to outwit the officers.

The suspects were arrested last night all have criminal records and police were after them.

Police say the main suspect Simon Akuteka is a fugitive who has several cases of stealing motor vehicles pending before court in Nairobi and Kisumu.

The second suspect John Mbau, 38, also has similar motor vehicle stealing cases pending before several courts, while the third Elijah Chege, 31, is a small time thug based at Witeithie, who was recently introduced to serious crimes.

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