Kidnapped Chinese man saved, AP among 4 suspects killed

The Chinese man who was abducted by a gang of four and held in Dagoretti, Nairobi, is pictured in a car on February 29, 2020, following his rescue by DCI detectives. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said the man was kidnapped from his shop on February 27 by a gang of people who pretended they were its officers.
  • It said the four included an Administration Police Officer and that they defied an order to surrender.

Police officers on Saturday rescued an abducted Chinese man from a house at Sun Track Estate in Dagoretti, Nairobi County.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said the man was kidnapped from his shop on February 27 by a gang of people who pretended they were its officers.

"Forensic intelligence led the investigating team to Hse no. 2199, where the victim was being held under an armed four-men-guard, who had demanded a $1million (Sh100 million) ransom from his brother to secure his release," the DCI said via Twitter.

The gun and bullets that DCI detectives found in a house at Sun Track Estate in Dagoretti, Nairobi County, from where they rescued an abducted Chinese national on February 29, 2020. PHOTO | COURTESY

The gate to the house at Sun Track Estate in Dagoretti, Nairobi County, from where DCI detectives rescued an abducted Chinese national on February 29, 2020. PHOTO | COURTESY

It said the four included an Administration Police Officer and that they defied an order to surrender.

"Amid a fierce exchange of fire with the armed criminal gang, the four were gunned down and a pistol recovered with several rounds of ammunition."

Police also found a Nissan Tiida, registration KCW 731L.

The car that DCI detectives found at Sun Track Estate in Dagoretti, Nairobi County, from where they rescued an abducted Chinese national on February 29, 2020. PHOTO | COURTESY

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