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Panic as schoolboy is kidnapped on highway

20 February 2015, 14:59 Joseph Njung'eh

Nyeri - Police in Nyeri and Nyahururu have launched a manhunt for two people who abducted a five-year-old boy along Nyeri-Nyahururu road.

The boy was abducted on his way home from school by two unknown people who were riding on a motorbike, police said.

He was a pupil at Wema Academy in Githunguchu location, Nyahururu, and the incident was reported to Mairo-Inya police station.

Police said the other pupils who witnessed the incident said the child had been tricked to fetch money from his kidnappers before they forcefully took him and sped off.

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Police however said his search and investigations into the matter have been intensified, while expressing confidence that the abductors will be apprehended.

Last week, a middle-aged woman was handed a five-year jail term by a Nyahururu court for stealing an infant.

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