Four men who kidnapped Chinese man, asked for Ksh.100M gunned down in Dagoretti


Four men who kidnapped Chinese man, asked for Ksh.100M  gunned down in Dagoretti

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have rescued a Chinese national who was kidnapped by unknown people on Thursday at the China Centre along Ngong Road.

The matter had been reported by the Chairman of Kenya Chinese Chamber of Commerce William Zituo on the same day.

On Friday, three men who identified themselves as officers from the DCI reportedly stormed the China centre and arrested Gao Yuan Hong- a shop owner.

The trio who were seen driving a Toyota Land cruiser of registration KCT 118 C then used several numbers to call Yuan’s brother, demanding a Ksh.100M ransom.

A day later, detectives from the Kilimani police station acting on an intelligence report raided the Sun Track Estate house number 2199 in Dagoreti, Nairobi.

They found the Chinese national under the custody of four armed men who are believed to have demanded for the ransom.

According to reports, a vicious shoot-out ensued in which the four suspects were shot fatally.

Officers recovered a revolver of registration KP bdf6260 loaded with 3 rounds of ammunition.

Also recovered were six rounds of ammunition wrapped with a white toilet paper in the pocket of one of the suspects.

The detectives also recovered a Nissan Tiida of registration KCW 731 L and a police pocket phone believed to have been used by the suspects.

The motor vehicle which was recovered after a shoot out in Dagoreti, Nairobi. Photo: DCI

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