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Drama as knife-wielding man attempts to abduct a magistrate in Kenya

25 February 2016, 12:11

Nairobi - There was drama in Kerugoya town in Kirinyaga County, Kenya after a knife-wielding man attempted to abduct a female magistrate Wednesday morning.

Magistrate Juliet Kassam says the man who was hiding in her car ambushed her as she started the engine to leave for work.

Daily Nation reports that the knife-wielding abductor tied Kassam’s hands and started asking for KES 50 000 ransom

Since she did not have any cash on her, she gave him her ATM cards.

Read Also: Joy as al-Shabaab kidnap victim arrives in Kenya

The 22-year-old man then attempted to steal the car but the Magistrate’s screams reached the ears of neighbours who went to rescue her.

They called police who arrested and took him to custody.

Cases of kidnappings are very rare in the country, with the only cases reported being conducted by Al Shabaab on the towns bordering Somali.

The most recent incident was reported in October last year, where a female teacher was kidnapped at Dadaab in Garissa County but rescued a few days later by KDF soldiers.

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