Man who kidnapped self and asked friends for ransom money arrested

A man who kidnapped himself and asked friends for ransom money has been arrested and will be charged. The man who allegedly kidnapped himself is being investigated.

Police in Kirinyaga county are investigating a case where a 30-year-old man allegedly kidnapped himself. Wilson Maina Wamugunda went missing on September 3 but was later found with over Ksh. 40,000 cash.

His disappearance caused panic in Sagana town after his alleged captors demanded ransom money from his colleagues and family. His colleagues allegedly started raising funds and sent as instructed to the phone number they had been given.

According to Mwea West OCPD Stephen Wenda, police had been searching for the man for almost three weeks. When he was found, the bodaboda operator had Ksh.40,000 on him but could not explain where the source of his money. He was therefore  arrested and taken to Sagana Police Station before he was arraigned in court.

“We have been given seven days to investigate because we felt that what he was telling us and the facts presented were not adding up because one of the SIM cards we found on him had Ksh. 40,000,” added the OCPD in charge of Mwea West.

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