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City man in court for kidnapping lover’s son demanding Ksh 50,000 ransom

By Joseph Ndunda November 15th, 2022 2 min read

A 29-year-old man who allegedly abducted his lover’s nine-year-old son and demanded Sh50, 000 ransom failure to which the son would be killed was charged with abduction to murder.

Mr. Ondari Nyamongo is accused of abducting the minor in the Telaviv area within Embakasi in Nairobi on November 12 to have the minor murdered.

Mr. Nyamongo was also charged with preparation to commit a felony – murder – contrary to section 308 (1) of the penal code after he was allegedly found with a knife at the Nairobi Metropolitan Service’s Greenpark terminus where he was arrested and the minor rescued.

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The suspect also faces charges of demanding property by written threats contrary to section 299 of the penal code, with intent to extort.

He is accused of causing the woman to receive a letter containing threats that her son would be killed if the demand was not complied with.

The matter was reported at the Embakasi police station’s gender and child protection office by the minor’s mother, who found the letter in the house.

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She communicated actively with Mr. Namongo, who had taken off with the minor.

She recorded a statement with the police, and the matter was escalated to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI’s) Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB), which located Nyamongo at the terminus.

Police officers, together with the minor’s mother, went to the terminus and started looking for him and, in a few minutes, came across a man seated close to a minor.

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They interrogated both and invited the minor’s mother, who identified them, and Nyamongo was arrested and escorted to the Embakasi police station.

He denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Agnes Mwangi of Makadara Law Courts.

The suspect was released on a bond of Sh700, 000.

The case will be mentioned on November 28 before the hearing starts on April 11 next year.

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