Fake kidnap? Student who called brother for Ksh.20K ransom arrested at TRM
A student from the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) who had been allegedly kidnapped was arrested at a party raising suspicion over the claim.
According to detectives, the 19-year-old was discovered at the Thika Road Mall (TRM) moments after calling her brother alleging that unknown people had abducted her.
The woman is said to have told the brother that her kidnappers were demanding for Ksh. 20K to secure her release.
On Friday, a statement from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) revealed that the brother had sent the money to her phone after which it was switched off.
He recorded a statement with the police shortly after and detectives from the Special Crimes Prevention Unit began searching for the sister.
Forensic trails leading them to the party venue at TRM.
“While observing their reactions, the boyfriend was contacted and asked to go and record a statement with police on the issue,” the DCI said.
Interestingly, the KMTC student immediately switched on her phone and called the mother.
She claimed that she had just been dropped at Galleria Mall in Karen.
“Upon arrest, it was established that the Ksh. 20,000 was still in her MPesa account,” the DCI statement reads.
A group of university students, including her boyfriend, were also arrested at the TRM party where she was found.
Detectives did not reveal the identity of the student only stating that she is based at KMTC in Mbagathi.
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