DCI seeks help in tracing father recorded savagely beating son

Police say suspect got wind they were on his trail and escaped with the 8-year-old minor.

In Summary
  • DCI boss Mohamed Amin said in a statement on Friday detectives managed to trace the man's home in Nakuru.
  • He said anyone with information on his whereabouts should report to any police station or call our #FichuakwaDCI hotline 0800 722 203.
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The DCI has sought public help in tracing the whereabouts of a man who was recorded while savagely beating his eight-year-old son.

DCI boss Mohamed Amin said in a statement on Friday detectives managed to trace the man's home following a tip off by the public after the video emerged online.

"Unfortunately, getting wind that the police were hot on his trail, the man identified as Kenneth Otieno disappeared with the young boy in the wee hours of today morning, just moments before our detectives knocked at his door in Nakuru," Amin said. 

"The suspect's whereabouts are unknown, and the safety of the little boy may be at stake.

"We appeal to anyone who has information that could assist in rescuing the kid to share with us by reporting at any police station or call our #FichuakwaDCI hotline 0800 722 203," Amin said.

"The DCI wishes to thank concerned members of the public who provided information on the identity of the man."

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