DCI Track Down Police Impostor Who Abducted Woman Heading to JKIA

A family in Nairobi was reunited with their kin after detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) rescued her at an abandoned house.

In a statement on Thursday, the agency indicated that it carried out an intense search after a report was filed over the missing woman.

The victim was reportedly picked up by individuals who identified themselves as police officers while en route to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

“The victim was heading to JKIA from Eastleigh when the taxi she was travelling in was stopped by a driver of another vehicle that was trailing them and upon stopping, two occupants from the said vehicle while posing as police officers ordered the victim to board their vehicle and head to Shauri Moyo Police Station for interrogation leaving the taxi driver at the scene,” read the statement in part.

Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu Road

Simon Kiragu


“Preliminary investigations revealed that the said individuals were not police officers and the victim had not been booked at any police station within Nairobi region.”

According to the officers, the driver of the taxi filed a missing person report at the Industrial Area Police Station on Friday.

Further investigations led a team of DCI detectives from DCI Nairobi regional headquarters; DCI Makadara, DCI Imenti North and DCI Igembe Central to Maua town where they managed to arrest the key suspect.

“Upon intense interrogation, the suspect led the detectives to an abandoned residential house at Kachiongo within the outskirts of Maua town where the victim was rescued and a motor vehicle suspected to have been used during the abduction recovered,” added the statement.

After the rescue, the victim was taken to hospital for medical checks while efforts to trace the other suspects are ongoing.

The incident comes a month after the DCI launched a manhunt for abductors suspected of kidnapping a 9-year-old Grade three pupil from a school in Donholm in Nairobi County.

The agency disclosed that the suspects are teachers from the school suspected of abducting the student in the evening after classes.

“A team of detectives drawn from the Nairobi Region Command in collaboration with colleagues from DCI Buruburu launched a thorough operation in the Kayole Sabasaba area, leading to the rescue of the minor who had been locked in a room believed to have been rented by another teacher, who works in the same school with the main suspect,” read the statement at the time.

It is still unclear whether the minor was traced.

A collage of a Kenyan police car (left) and blue & red lights atop a vehicle (right)



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