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Sh3m bounty for suspects in kidnapping of Italian volunteer

By HILARY KIMUYU November 24th, 2018 1 min read

The police have offered Sh3 million reward for information leading to the arrest of three men suspected of abducting an Italian volunteer this week in Kilifi.

The Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet  in statement on Saturday said Sh1 million will be offered for the arrest of any of the three men identified as Ibrahim Adam Omar, Yusuf Kuno Adan and Said Adan Abdi

All three suspects are said to be armed and dangerous.


“We consequently appeal to the public to inform the nearest police officer or police station should they see any of the three persons for further action. A cash reward of Sh1 million will be offered to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the suspects,” Boinnet said.

The three are suspected to be behind the kidnapping of Sylvia Constanca at a children’s home in Chakama on Tuesday.

Constanca, a volunteer at Milele Africa – an NGO based in Kilifi county – was abducted after suspected Al Shabaab militants attacked the facility. The 23-year-old’s whereabouts still remain unknown.


“We have also established that the two motorbikes that were found by our officers tracking the suspects are suspected to have been used as the gateway conveyance,” Boinnet said in his statement.

Police have also asked owners of two motorcycles seized by police, and which are believed to have been used during the abduction of the Italian woman, to report to the nearest police station.

“The motorbikes were originally assembled by Auto Industries LTD in Nairobi, who then sold them to Malindi Coast Motorcycles of Jamhuri road in Malindi. The motorcycles were then sold to one Moses Suleiman Mbogo of ID NO, 21524176 and one Joseph Bakuna Kazungu of ID No. 21498255,” Boinnet said.