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Missing Juja MCA found after daring escape from kidnappers

The Juja Ward MCA who went missing a week ago was on Sunday evening found in Naivasha after he escaped from his abductors.

Samuel Gitau Munene was found in Naivasha, on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

He had left his Mirima-ini estate home at about 8.30pm to go and withdraw money from an ATM in Juja Town on Saturday, March 7, but did not return.

His vehicle, a Toyota Voxy, was found the following morning at the entrance of his compound.

Initial reports indicate that he escaped from the boot of a car believed to belong to his abductors.

Late night traders who sell vegetables by the highway said he fell out of a moving vehicle.


The MCA, who suffered injuries on his hands and legs, was helped to move away from the road by those who witnessed the incident.

He was then taken to a nearby home of Naivasha East MCA Samuel Waithuki Njane, who is also the Nakuru County Assembly majority leader.

Calls were then made to Kiambu governor William Kabogo, who confirmed that the man was indeed the MCA who had been missing for a week.

Mr Munene was taken to Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi by a team led by governor Kabogo.


Mr Waithuki said Mr Munene was very weak and could hardly talk when the traders saw him fall out of the moving car’s boot.

He added that the Kiambu governor drove to his residence accompanied by other leaders who later took the MCA to Aga Khan Hospital for treatment.

Mr Munene’s return brings to an end a week-long search during which a dead man was found locked in a private motor vehicle in Kiambu.