34- year old businessman Isaac Mwangi was travelling with his wife and 10-year old child when a Subaru Forester blocked the road and ordered him out of his vehicle.
According to his wife, the attackers had guns when they stopped them and took Mwangi before driving away in the Subaru Forester, leaving both the wife and the daughter by the road.
“He asked me if I know how to drive and I told him that I didnâ€™t know how to, he got into our car and started driving us away then they took my husband into their Subaru Forester and told me in swahili â€˜huyu tunaenda na yeye kwa gari tuone kama tutaskizana,” Mwangi’s wife said.
“From where I was sitting I could see the Subaru Forester,” she continued.
Things however took a dramatic turn when she got to Narumoru and discovered that an employee who worked for her husband, Wilson Wairimu had also been taken.
â€œWhen we came back, we did not go home straight, I went to my husbandâ€™s place of work to get the security guard to take me home and when I got there I was told he was taken by some unknown men at around 7:30, that got me even more confused,â€ she stated.
But two days later Mrs Mwangi was travelling with their relatives in Naromoru when they were stopped by gun-wielding men.
Benard Wanjohi and Samuel Ngasha who are Mwangi’s cousins were abducted at gunpoint and the family stated they had not received any news from their kidnappers.
The six relatives who were travelling together stated they were ambushed at the Solio junction by men in three vehicles.
â€œIf theyâ€™re being held by kidnappers, nobody has called us to ask for money and the police have not given us any information so weâ€™re in total darkness, we just want our family members back,â€ Mwangi’s wife stated.
A few days later another Nyeri businessman Gerald Gwandaru was kidnapped by unknown men. Four days later no one knows his whereabouts.
Police stated that they are looking for the five people as residents called on the government to beef up security in the area.