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Senior police officer found alive after being abducted outside his gate

A senior police officer who lost his firearm after he was kidnapped by armed attackers on Tuesday night in Narok has been found alive.

Mr Frederick Shiundu, who is the Narok Central Sub-County Police Commander, was kidnapped by two armed people who were driving a Toyota Wish.

According to the police, the officer was accosted at his gate as he was returning home by the criminals who held him and forcefully took his firearm (Jericho S/NO. 44330865) before bundling him in their vehicle.

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The incident was reported to the police by the officer’s wife.

“We received a call from Mr Shiundu’s wife that he had been kidnapped, but his vehicle was left behind. We responded swiftly to the incident,” Mr Mutoro told reporters on Wednesday,” County Police Commander Mr Kizito Mutoro said.

He was later found by a watchman at Tipis area near a river around 3.30am. His firearm that was loaded with 14 rounds of 9mm was missing.

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The officer, who was still in police uniform when he was found, said while opening the gate to his home, he was confronted by two armed men who ordered him to board the Toyota Wish. The officer was not injured during the incident.

The County Police Commander said the motor vehicle that the kidnapped officer was using was found outside the gate, with the engine running and his mobile phone inside the car. Mr Mutoro said investigations into the incident have been launched.

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