Detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested a married woman who faked her kidnap.
Jane Wairimu disappeared on September 17, leaving her husband Brian Mutuku terrified and confused.
According to DCI, Wairimu eloped with her younger lover, Joseph Mogire, a cab driver.
“That night as he was pondering his next move, a distraught Mutuku received a call from his wife who sounded panic stricken, claiming to have been kidnapped by unknown people who were demanding Sh200,000 as ransom,” stated DCI.
She claimed to have been kidnapped as she was walking along Loita street, in Nairobi’s central business district.
“The worried husband immediately filed a missing person’s report at DCI Embakasi. However, as the detectives were pursuing the suspects, Wairimu’s kin and the husband raised Sh17,000 and sent it to the alleged kidnappers,” read the police statement.
Wairimu and her patner are said to have been living in one roomed house in Malaa, where they were enjoying soft life unperturbed, after withdrawing the sent amount.
“As days went by, the family became impatient and formed a WhatsApp group to make contributions towards her release,” DCI said.
A further Sh40,000 was sent on Monday and the two traveled from Malaa to Mtito-a-Ndei to withdraw the money.
The alleged kidnapper, Mogire, had also promised his 21-year-old girlfriend a student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology that he would take her out over the weekend.
“The girlfriend kept calling and sending him messages asking him why he had stood her up. Mogire tried to explain that he would make it up to her this coming weekend but she would hear none of it and demanded that he picks her up, lest she leaves him,” stated DCI.
According to detectives, Mogire changed the vehicle he was earlier using to avoid detection and picked his lovestruck main girlfriend from the Juja based university and went with her to the one roomed house where he had stayed with Wairimu since her faked disappearance.
The three had stayed together in the one roomed abode since Monday, until yesterday afternoon when they were apprehended in Sagana.
“How Mogire convinced his campus girl to hang on and play ball yet she wasn’t part of the initial plan, still remains a puzzle,” baffled detectives stated.
After her arrest, Wairimu explained that she had forced her disappearance to get away from creditors, who were on her neck since she lost her job.
The three are currently at Embakasi police station, being processed for arraignment in court.