How abducted Egerton University student was rescued -

How abducted Egerton University student was rescued

The rescue of a kidnapped student at Egerton University has been revealed by the authorities. Daisy Chebet Barno, a fourth-year student, was abducted by three men in Nakuru County on Thursday and was later taken to Nairobi. She was rescued on Monday evening near KFC along Eastern Bypass by officers from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

According to a police statement, the kidnappers were after a ransom and were aided by a female friend, Faith Mwende, and her accomplices. The suspects defied the officers’ orders to surrender and engaged in a physical altercation during the arrest. Barno was found safe and in good health, and the suspects were taken into custody.

Among the arrested individuals were Simon Philip Amayum Akuteka, a Rwandese national with pending cases of car theft in Nairobi and Kisumu, and John Mungai Mbau, a Ugandan national with a history of motor vehicle theft. The police also arrested Elijah Chege Gitau, a resident of Witeithie. The police recovered various items from the suspects, including cello tape, rope, multiple mobile phones, and sim cards.

The police are currently seeking additional suspects and are trying to recover valuables stolen from the victim, including a laptop and a mobile phone.