Fresh twist as it emerges that Subaru car used to kidnap Ethiopian businessman had fake registration number

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 24 Nov, 2021 18:06 | 2 mins read
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A Subaru car that is at the center of an abduction that took place on Friday, November 19 was using a fake registration number, K24 Digital can now reveal.

In an investigation aimed at unravelling what might have transpired leading to the broad-daylight kidnapping of Samson Tekklemichael reveals that the suspects were not genuine from the car’s details.

The Ethiopian businessman was abducted while driving in a street located in Kileleshwa Estate, Nairobi County.

To start with, the car was fitted with registration number KCD 445K but a search on the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) portal reveals otherwise.

It is the vehicle that was fitted with the fake registration number that blocked the businessman’s black Bentley in the midst of the road causing a traffic snarl-up as the public watched.

Tekklemichael is even heard asking civilians to record as the men kidnapped him and the events were recorded in an amateur video that has been making rounds on social media.

The unidentified men, then bundle him into the waiting Subaru wagon which was driven from the scene at a neck- breaking speed.

The car’s registration number belongs to a white lorry/truck manufactured in 2014.

K24 Digital has established that the vehicle arrived in Kenya in December 2014 and was first registered on June 3, 2015.

The lorry first belonged to a local bank before it was sold to a civilian who owns it up to date.

The search for the businessman who engaged in selling of gas cylinders to Ethiopia is becoming a hard task as they are yet to get clear information from the police on what really happened.

According to his wife, identified as Milen Mezgebo, she received a call from her husband who told her that he was being held incommunicado by unknown men before his phone was switched off minutes later.

The lady was then alerted that her husband’s car had been abandoned in the midst of the road and it would only be better if she went and drive it home.

The lady then picked the vehicle, drove it to Kilimani Police Station where she reported the matter.

Magzebo also told the media that she as well reported the matter to the Ethiopian Embassy.

Despite the incident taking place on broad- daylight the whereabouts of the businessman remain unknown.

Over the weekend, Kilimani Police Boss Andrew Muturi said that the matter was being investigated by sleuths attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

“Already officers drawn from the DCI are following up the matter,” he said.
In the recent past Kenya has witnessed an upsurge in the number of people being abducted before they are found dead.