A woman purported to have abducted a six-year-old girl in Kenya’s Kilifi has been arrested.
The suspect, known by three names Sarah Sensoria, Shantel, and Cynthia Chepkorir, was apprehended at Makindu town, southeastern Kenya, on Monday night.
The police acting on a tip-off flagged down the bus at the roadblock and managed to identify the girl who went missing on July 5.
According to the bus’ tout, Geoffrey Chege, the suspect, boarded the Nairobi-bound bus in Mombasa on Monday evening.
Upon interrogation, the woman denied having kidnapped the minor instead said she was only offering a helping hand.
“The suspect claims that the minor was being mistreated by her parents and was not even attending a school that is why she had decided to take to her rural home in Siaya County,” said the local police boss Joseph Ole Napeiyan.
She is being held in police custody pending investigations.
The mysterious disappearances of both adults and children in the East African nation are alarming. Several people have gone missing, and their whereabouts are still unknown. Some also disappeared only to be found dead.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.