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Police officer arrested in botched kidnapping over love affair

Five people including a police officer have been arrested in Naromoru in an alleged kidnapping attempt over a love affair.

The five were reported to have tried to abduct a woman who was having an affair with a husband of a female officer said to be attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Wednesday evening.

The officer whose identity is yet to be revealed is said to be stationed in Kilifi County.

The botched kidnapping was stopped by members of the public who wanted to lynch the five suspects.

Police officers in Naromoru town were alerted and responded swiftly to rescue the suspects from the angry mob.

Kieni East OCPD, Michael Mbaluku confirmed the incident but declined to comment further on the matter saying that investigations are ongoing.

“The five are in custody and we have received the allegations but we cannot comment on the same because it is still very early in the investigations and there are a number of things we need to confirm first,” said Mr Mbaluku.

The police also said that they would confirm with the DCI on the identity of the said officer and the other four suspects.