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Police are holding woman in connection with kidnapping in Makindu

Police in Makindu Sub- County have arrested a woman in connection with kidnapping a six-year-old girl from Kilifi County.

The woman identified as Sarah Sensoria Aka Shantel Aka Cynthia Chepkorir was arrested on Monday at 9.50pm while heading to Nairobi from Mombasa aboard a bus belonging to Messina Bus Service Reg. No. KCE 335Z Nissan UD.

Makueni County Police Commander Mr Joseph Ole Naipeyan who confirmed the arrest on Tuesday, said the girl Loveliness Hamisi who was booked on seat No. 28 having a ticket number 1696 was able to communicate with the police in Kiswahili language only.

Further, the county commander revealed that the police acted on information trending in the media about the kidnapping of a young girl from Kilifi County.

“The suspect who is being held at Makindu Police Station, claimed that the minor was being mistreated by her parents and she decided to take her to the rural home in Siaya County,” said Ole Naipeyan.

The commander also said that the conductor of the bus told the police that the woman and the girl boarded the bus at Mwembe Tayari in Mombasa at 3pm on Monday.

The suspect will be interrogated by North Sub-County Criminal Investigation Officer before she is arraigned in court.

By Patrick Nyakundi

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