REUNITED WITH MUM

Detectives rescue kidnapped toddler, arrest suspect in Busia

The baby was stolen from the doorsteps of their house.

In Summary

• The baby was stolen from the doorsteps of their house on November 16, as her nanny went about the daily house chores, only to find the baby missing.

• The toddler was rescued after a three-day search and has been reunited with her mother.

Officer accidentally shoots self while effecting arrest
Officer accidentally shoots self while effecting arrest
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Directorate of Criminal Investigations detectives have rescue one-year-old girl who had been stolen from their home in Funyula, Busia.

The toddler was rescued after a three-day search and has been reunited with her mother.

"The suspect identified as Electine Obonyo was placed behind bars," DCI said.

The suspect is currently in custody at Bumala police station, being processed for arraignment.

According to the sleuths, the baby was stolen from the doorsteps of their house on November 16, as her nanny went about the daily house chores, only to find the baby missing.

A missing baby’s report was filed at Funyula police station and detectives backed by general duty police officers immediately swung into action as they followed leads and finally arrested the suspect who was in Mabatini area of Busia town on Thursday evening.

"The baby was also rescued in good health," DCI said.

In June 2021, police rescued a three-year-old girl seven days after she went missing in Embakasi, Nairobi.

Embakasi subcounty police commander Francis Ngugi said the minor was rescued from her kidnappers at Tasia estate, a few kilometres from her parents' house in Pipeline estate.

Ngugi said the child was found in good health with a good Samaritan as a result of good collaboration between police officers, journalists and members of the public.

"We on June 10, 2021, got a report of a missing child. The report was made by her parents to Kwari police station in Embakasi," Ngugi said.

"The Samaritan cooperated with the police after she saw a notice on the missing child on social and mainstream media, " Ngugi said.

Edited by D Tarus