Nairobi woman who eloped with cab driver, faking kidnap and demanding Ksh200,000 from husband arrested

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 24 Sep, 2021 22:41 | < 1 min read

A married woman who eloped with a younger man and claimed to have been kidnapped has this evening been arrested by detectives.

Jane Wairimu Ndung’u disappeared last Friday, September 17, leaving her husband Brian Mutuku worried on her whereabouts.

Wairimu allegedly eloped with the cab driver and claimed to have been kidnapped, in a move that proofed futile.

According to detectives, a distraught Mutuku received a call from his wife who sounded panic-stricken, claiming to have been kidnapped by unknown people who were demanding Ksh200, 000 as ransom.

The worried husband immediately filed a missing person’s report at DCI Embakasi.

However, as the detectives were pursuing the suspects, Wairimu’s kin and the husband raised Ksh17, 000 and sent it to the alleged kidnappers.

As days went by, the family became impatient and formed a WhatsApp group to make contributions towards her release.

A further Ksh 40,000 was sent, which enabled the two to travel from Malaa to Mtito-a-Ndei to withdraw the said money.

However, the family had no idea Wairimu had eloped with the cab driver to his one-bedroom house in Malaa, where they were enjoying a good time unperturbed, after withdrawing the said amount.

Upon arrest, Wairimu explained that she had forced her disappearance to get away from creditors, who were on her neck since she lost her job.

She is currently held at Embakasi police station and being processed for arraignment in court.

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