Caught on CCTV: Woman abducting baby from Kenyatta National Hospital

Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) has been trending for all the wrong reasons of late. Just a few weeks ago, mothers took to social media to narrate their horrifying experiences at the once upon a time best health facility in the region, leaving Kenyans demanding the hospital to be closed down.

Kenyatta National Hospital
Kenyatta National Hospital

Yesterday, a mother of twins visited Kenyatta hospital for treatment but while she was being treated, another woman took advantage of the situation and stole one of her twins. The thief was captured on CCTV camera making her way out of the hospital and the family is calling upon the public to help them arrest the woman and get back their child.

They were born twins but today while their sick mum was being attended to at KNH, somebody took advantage and stole one of the twin brothers, please if you see anybody with that baby pictured below please let me know by calling 0700378169, share widely to rescue the baby, please. The one in the white baby shawl,” read a post by a close relative has gone viral.

Twin brothers
Past photos of twin brothers sleeping before the one on the left (white shawl) was stolen at Kenyatta national hospital

The case was reported at Kenyatta National Hospital Police Station who in turn are appealing to anyone with information about the thief to contact them.

“Have you seen this lady? Kindly inform KNH Police. She stole a 2 weeks old baby boy at KNH casualty on 18/2/18. The suspect speaks Kisii language. Last seen at Hurlingham probably heading to Kawangware

More info from #MISSINGCHILDKE

A report has been made at Kenyatta National Hospital Police Station, OB 26/02/18/2018.

Anyone with information please call 0700378169/ 0716395978/0704248445 or report to your nearest Police Station.”

Kenyatta National Hospital

Here is the photo of the suspect walking out of Kenyatta National Hospital carrying the lost baby


Woman carrying a baby she stole at Kenyatta national hospital
Woman carrying a baby she stole at Kenyatta national hospital

Kidnappers free businesswoman abducted in Ruai after seven days

A 28-year-old businesswoman is admitted at a Nairobi hospital, a day after she was released by her kidnappers.

Catherine Wambui was abandoned at Kayole junction on Sunday evening a week after she was reported kidnapped at Ruai police station.

Wambui, who specialises in fitting of water gutters, was forced into a vehicle at Ruai shopping centre last Sunday.

She was lured into the kidnappers dragnet by a caller who promised to help her land a contract at the home of a senior military officer in Ruai.

Wambui drove to Ruai in the company of a man said to be her boyfriend, who told the police that Wambui was last seen entering a Toyota NZE said to be of the workers of the military boss.

Police said the man reported to the police after the vehicle that Wambui boarded took off to an unknown destination and several attempts to reach her on phone were unsuccessful.

The attackers called Wambuis parents and demanded Sh4 million, but reduced the figure to Sh3.5 million by mid-week.

Yesterday, Nairobi DCI chief Ireri Kamwende confirmed the release of Wambui. He said Wambui was not hurt but was admitted in hospital.

The Star has established that investigators from the elite Special Crime Prevention Unit and Flying Squad have been deployed to track down the kidnappers.

The elite squads deal with such cases and violent robberies.

The teams were, however, instructed to take up the matter only three days ago after DCI officers from Ruai police, where the matter was reported, failed to report to their seniors this serious crime.

Courtesy Kamore Maina

Mandera chief abducted by armed men killed

A Mandera chief who was kidnapped early Thursday morning by heavily armed men has been killed. Arabia chief Muktar Maalim was travelling on a matatu to Mandera town when he was abducted.

A source said that elders from the chief’s clan followed the trail of his abductors and managed to find him at a border town. They pleaded with the assailants to release Maalim. The source who sought anonymity said the assailants tied Maalim to a tree and shot him in front of the clan elders and directed them to take his body.

Unconfirmed reports are that the chief was killed after the clan elders failed to raise a ransom of Sh4 million the suspected al Shabaab gunmen asked for. Efforts to reach Mandera County Commissioner Alex Ole Nkoyo for confirmation were unsuccessful.

Maalim was abducted at a spot which is about five minutes from the Kenya-Somalia borders. Other passengers in the bus he was travelling in were unharmed.

One of the passengers told the Star Newspapr on the phone that the armed men ambushed the vehicle at a junction. “They started firing at us on the first roadblock. The passengers asked the driver to stop the matatu,” he said. The passengers were then separated into three groups of men, women and government officials. The passenger said the attackers checked IDs and job cards of the officials and singled out Maalim.

He said the assailants said they were only interested in government officials. Assistant chief Abdinoor Dakane, who was travelling in another vehicle, jumped out after the assailants started firing and ran away. The abduction took place 10km from the site of last year’s November 22 Mandera bus massacre in which 28 people were killed.

The driver of the matatu said the abductors spoke fluent English and Kiswahili. Mandera county commissioner Alex ole Nkoyo, who convened a meeting to address the issue, said no group has claimed responsibility. This killing comes days after Northeastern politicians toured the area to address insecurity following the killing of 147 people in the April 2 Garissa University College massacre.


Libya Islamists abduct 20 Egypt Christians: govt

Islamist militants have abducted 20 Egyptian Christians in Libya in recent days, a source close to the government said Saturday.

The source said the Ansar al-Sharia militia had kidnapped 13 of them on Saturday in the coastal city of Sirte and the rest of them there over the past few days.

The identity of those kidnapped was not immediately clear, except that they were said to be Coptic Christians.