Mupeli primary head teacher kidnapped and found unconscious
11 November 2014, 22:55
Bungoma - Mupeli primary head teacher Josephine Masinde was on Monday night kidnapped by unknown people at her compound in Marell estate Bungoma town.
The motive of the kidnappers could not be established and she was found drugged, unconscious and dumped at Sikata swamp in the outskirts of Bungoma town by Boda boda operators who took her to her house.
“We had arrived home at around 9pm in the company of my father and mother while I was the one driving our vehicle, after the main gate was opened we did not suspect anything, then my mother handed over her handbag and the phone to my father as she went to relieve herself in the nearby pit latrine,” said Evans Wanyonyi, the couples eldest son.
Wanyonyi says he heard of a commotion outside but did not bother to peep out because it was a bit stormy, but they later learnt that their mother was missing after waiting for ten minutes, that is when it dawned on them that something strange had taken place.
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“We alerted the neighbours of the incident, they turned up in large numbers but unfortunately we could not locate my mother, I informed the police at Bungoma police station and the search began all night but it is until 8am in the morning that she was brought back by boda boda operators who had picked her unconscious,” he narrated.
The son disclosed that they didn’t know the motive of the kidnappers but added “we thank God he is alive”.
Mrs.Masinde was later taken to Bungoma County Referral hospital for medication after the family realizing that she could not talk due to shock.
This comes just a week after the secretary general of Bungoma County students association Barasa Simiyu was kidnapped by unknown people and dumped at Mt Elgon forest in Kopsiro division.
Mr.Simiyu said that he was later released by a lady who was among a group of kidnappers after he paid a ransom of Sh6,000.
“I thank God am alive and I want the police to investigate and bring to book those culprits because cases of kidnappings are increasingly taking place in Bungoma,” said Simiyu, a fourth year student at Kibabii University College.
Bungoma South OCPD Kirunya Limbitu confirmed the incident and said that his officers had swung into action to unravel the puzzle and arrest the culprits behind a spate of kidnappings in the county.
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