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Abductor shot dead as police rescue boy, 5, after a month kidnap ordeal.

A suspected kidnapper has been gunned down in Runda Estate Witeithie area of Juja sub-county in a successful mission that saw the police rescue 5-year-old Alvin Kwera who was abducted on 7th October 2018 by unknown people.

Flying squad police officers from Nairobi who had teamed up with their Thika counterparts were able to trace the suspect in his hideout on Wednesday afternoon and upon being accosted, he attacked the officers using a sharp welding machete.

“The officers opened fire and fatally injured the suspect after he used the machete to cut a firearm as he lunged to injure one of the officers in the raid,” explained Kiambu County police commander Adiel Nyagi Nyange.

During the raid, 2 IDs bearing different names were found.

Nyange cautioned landlords against letting houses to people before they properly identified themselves to ease the tracing of such criminals who hid inside rentals warning other abductors that they will be accorded similar dosage

Kwera had been abducted alongside 6-year-old Liam Makumi in Starehe Estate Thika after leaving Sunday school lessons in a nearby church.

Since then, abductor has been calling the boy’s parents and demanding for unspecified ransom in return for the boy.

At their Starehe home, it was song and dance as jubilant friends and relatives converged after the news of his rescue.

The boy’s father Emmanuel Kwera, could not hide his joy as he narrated he received the news of his son’s rescue.

He said that the abductors have been threatening to chop off his son’s head and dump it at their gate of their house if he did not send the abductors Sh. 526,000.

“We have been requesting them more time to consolidate money from friends and family members to purchase his release. My son has been suffering in the hands of a middle aged, married man,” he said.

He said that they have been sending the kidnappers upkeep money to feed their children after threats that he would be left to wallow in hunger and die.

The boy’s mother, Grace Wanjiru said that they have been waiting for such a day in anxiety just to have a feel of the reunion adding that it has been painstaking recalling the relationship she had with her only boy.

She thanked security agencies led by Flying Squad officers from Nairobi for teaming up with their Thika counterparts to rescue the innocent baby.


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