Detectives from Director of Criminal Investigation DCI have rescued kidnapping boy and reunited him with mother.

The 8-year-old boy who was reportedly kidnapped early November 12th 2022 morning by his step father has been rescued by detectives and reunited with his distraught mother. This followed a report filed at Embakasi police station at around 9:30am, by the boy’s worried mother identified as Everline Nandera.

DCI says Nandera told detectives that she
had left their home in Embakasi’s Tel Aviv area at the crack of dawn, headed for Muthurwa market. But upon coming back at around 9:20am, she found her husband and son missing. A note had been left behind by the husband Nemwel Ondari, 32, demanding for a ransom of Sh50,000, for the release of the boy. In the note, the man also warned his wife that he would kill the boy using a kitchen knife which he had carried, should she try any monkeybusiness.

Immediately the woman filled her report at Embakasi police station, detectives from the elite Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) based at DCI Nairobi area were assembled and a manhunt for the suspect was launched.

The detectives assisted by their Embakasi counterparts traced the suspect and arrested him at the NMS Green Park matatu terminus off Haile Sellasie avenue, a few hours later.

The detectives established that the couple had a heated argument last previous night and after Everline left early in the morning for Muthurwa to fend for her family, the man packed his clothes and a kitchen knife in two bags, before taking off with the innocent boy. The detectives pounced on the man at around 4pm, as he eagerly waited for the ransom to be deposited into his Mpesa account.

Mother and child were reunited as the man was escorted to Embakasi police station, where he is cooling his heels awaiting arraignment. We thank Ms Nandera for her quick action that enabled our detectives move in swiftly and arrest the suspect before he harmed the minor.