Eldoret: Mother among Kidnappers Busted Waiting for GH₵111,506 Ransom to Release Daughter

Eldoret: Mother among Kidnappers Busted Waiting for GH₵111,506 Ransom to Release Daughter

  • The two children went missing on Wednesday noon, May 21, after leaving to go to their friend's house
  • The father of one of the children confirmed the children were found locked in a house in Eldoret after an extensive search
  • Kamau also stated that the perpetrators are being held at the Central Police Station in Eldoret pending trial.

Two young girls who went missing on Wednesday, May 21, in Eldoret, have been found.

Mary Njoki (r) and Kelsy Wambui (l) posing for pictures on different ocassions.
The two children who went missing under mysterious circumstances were found locked up in a room in Eldoret. Photo: Timo.N.Kamau.
Source: UGC

It has since been established that the mother of one of the girls was involved in orchestrating the kidnapping and demanding a ransom of GH₵111,506.

How did the Wambui and Njoki disappear?

Two children, 9-year-old Kelsy Wambui and 3-year-old Mary Njoki, went missing after visiting a friend on Wednesday, May 21.

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Speaking to Tuko.co.ke, Amos Kamau, Mary Njoki's father, said the children were not at their friend's home when they went looking for them.

"We went looking for them and found the mother of their friend. She told us that Wambui and Njoki had passed by her house but left immediately when they heard that their friend was still in school," Kamau said.

Were Wambui and Njoki found?

On Thursday, May 23, Kamau confirmed that the two children were found locked in a house in Eldoret after an extensive search.

He said the children were found with the help of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), who tracked down the phone used by the perpetrators to demand a GH₵111,506 ransom.

According to Kamau, signals traced by the DCI revealed that Kelsy Wambui mother's phone was used in executing the kidnapping.

This revelation shocked everyone, as Wambui's mother appeared more concerned than anyone else during the search for the children.

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The perpetrators are being held at the Central Police Station in Eldoret pending trial.

19-year-old girl who had been missing for 7 years reappears

YEN.com.gh previously reported that Sadiya Idris, the 19-year-old girl who disappeared in 2013 in Kaduna has suddenly returned home seven years after she was declared missing.

Her grandmother and father died as a result of her disappearance.

The teenager was taken in by a pastor who did not report to the police and converted to Christianity.

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Source: TUKO.co.ke

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