Thika Businesswoman Arrested After ‘Kidnapping’ Herself To Raise Ransom From Relatives.

Charity Wangui after she was apprehended by Thika police trying to solicit money through false pretense. She will be arraigned in court immediately investigations are over.
Thika police are holding a 45-year-old businesswoman for allegedly making a false report of a crime and trying to swindle through a self-scripted kidnap plan.

Rachel Charity Wangui is reported to have lied that she had been kidnapped with intent to illegally solicit money from close friends and relatives.

The mother of one was reported missing from Thika Town on February 28th, prompting the police to launch a search. However, Ms. Wangui was on Wednesday March 29th, smoked her out of her hideout in  a guest room in Kitui Town, where she been regularly making calls to her relatives in a brittle voice, claiming that her kidnappers had given her an ultimatum for a ransom.

According to her, her ‘kidnappers’ were threatening of dire consequences in case the ransom was not paid.

While addressing reporters from his office, Thika Deputy OCPD Bernard Ayoo confirmed the incidents saying that the suspect was scheming a plot to raise money.

“We received a report on February 28 that Rachel Charity Wangui, 45, went missing from Thika Town. We have been making follow ups to know her whereabouts. Today, our officers swung into action and found her in Superstar Guest House in Kitui Town in a very stable condition. It is from this hideout that she has been calling relatives asking them to send the money.”

The OCPD added that the suspect claims to have a loan of about Ksh. 80,000.

“We will take her to court for giving false information after investigations are concluded. We are going to liaise with mobile telecommunication providers to acquire data related to her money transfers during the period in order to ascertain the total amount of money she had managed to receive through deceit,” said Mr. Ayoo.


Ms. Wangui is a runs a butchery within Thika Town.
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