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Notorious Sudanese kidnapper arrested in Nairobi

06 January 2016, 17:13 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - A notorious Sudanese kidnapper who posed as a Police officer to help him hold members of the public hostage has been arrested in Nairobi.

The man is accused by Police of leading a 3 team gang which posed as officers of the international police force Interpol.

Their fake documents indicated that they are members of the renowned force which they used to lure foreigners.

" Their target was mainly foreigners," Kilimani Police boss Peter Katam told News24.

" The three suspects will be arraigned in court on Thursday, and I urge Kenyans and foreigners who may have fallen victim to them to report the cases," he added.

The accused and his gang members have allegedly been using a house along Lenana Rd to house their victims.

" They have been asking for ransom and used to torture victims while threatening to kill them as they recorded them on video," Katam added.

The arrest comes after the kidnap a prominent businessman from Sudan whom was held hostage for 17 days in the apartment on Lenana Road.

The businessman was released after handing over the ransom.

The arrest comes a day after three kidnappers were shot dead in Ruaraka Nairobi after accosting a woman who had arrived in the city from Mumias town.

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