Media personality Ciku Muiruri’s daughter and her friend have been rescued by detectives following a week-long kidnapping ordeal.
This is after the rescue operation conducted by joint team of sleuths drawn from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau and the Operations branch trailed two suspects who operated between Nairobi, Thika, Ruiru and Witeithie in Kiambu Countyto their hideout.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, (DCI), “after a brief interview, the duo led detectives to Gatukuyu in Mang’u, Kiambu County, where the two women were rescued.
“Assorted crude weapons and fake motor vehicle number plates were recovered from the suspects,” it stated.
Meanwhile, the visibly weak and shaken victims who were found in a one-roomed house where they had been locked up have since been reunited with their families.
Erica Gachoka, Muiruri’s daughter and her friend Shanice Agose went missing on June 4, after attending a house party in Nairobi’s Westlands area.
After the party, the two requested a ride to Kilimani, via the bolt taxi application.
But when the ride arrived along Rhapta road in Westlands and they got in, the driver threatened them using a hammer before speeding off towards Thika.