Ciku Muiruri’s missing daughter, Erica Njeri Gachoka, was rescued on Sunday, June 11, by the police after a dramatic operation that lasted for a week, leading to the arrest of her abductors.
Gachoka and her friend, Shanice Agose, aged 27, were reportedly abducted in Nairobi’s Westlands area on Sunday, June 4, while taking a taxi home.
The successful operation concluded with their rescue from a house located in Juja Ward, Witeithie area, off Thika Road, where they were found, and the two suspects who were holding them captive were apprehended.
The well-planned operation commenced when authorities identified one of the suspects in the Ngoigwa area, who was found in possession of Erica’s identity card.
This breakthrough led the authorities to the Mangu area, where the suspects had rented a small room to keep the women, approximately 10 kilometers away.
Erica and Shanice appeared severely malnourished when the police and other agencies arrived, indicating the severity of the situation they had endured.
Inside the house, authorities discovered an unoccupied mattress, two 20-liter jerrycans, a bucket, a plastic chair, cello tape, a rope, a candle, counterfeit number plates, a hammer, and a knife.
The investigation into the incident was the result of a collaborative effort involving multiple agencies, with teams monitoring the kidnappers’ movements and activities throughout the entire week.