Five police officers arrested for kidnapping a Chinese

Handcuffed man

Five police officers and a civilian are being held at Thika Police Station over allegations of extortion and kidnapping.

It is alleged that the officers, who were arrested Friday night, had kidnapped a Chinese national, who is a Standard Gauge Railway worker, and were demanding a Ksh 1 million ransom in order to release him.

According to the police, the officers and a taxi driver arrested the Chinese national at Makongeni area claiming that he did not have a valid work permit.

The family of the Chinese reported the matter to Thika Police Station before a team was dispatched to Nairobi and arrested them at Muthaiga Police Station where they had driven to on realizing they were being trailed.

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