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Man who faked self kidnap and demanded ransom arrested in Kirinyaga

By Mkarimu Media

A Kenyan man from Kirinyaga has been arrested after he allegedly “kidnapped himself” and demanded ransom of unknown amount.

Wilson Maina Wamugunda, 30 a boda boda operator went missing on September 3 but was later found with over Ksh. 40,000.

The disappearance caused panic in Sagana town after his alleged captors demanded ransom money.

They raised some money and sent to the number provided by the purported kidnappers.

According to Mwea West OCPD Stephen Wenda, police had been searching for the man for almost three weeks.

When they found him, he had Ksh.40,000 on him but could not explain where the money had come from.

He was arrested and taken to Sagana Police Station before he was arraigned in court.

“We have been given 7 days to investigate because we felt that what he was telling us and the facts presented were not adding up. One of the SIM cards we found on him had Ksh. 40,000,” said the OCPD.

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