A man was shot dead while raping a young university student he kidnapped along with his gang members. The Police on Wednesday night confirmed it shot dead the man. The incident happened near Railways Golf Club in Nairobi, Kenya. According to reports by Daily Nation Kenya, the University of Nairobi student was kidnapped at around 6.30 pm as she walked home from the university after visiting her boyfriend. The kidnappers demanded a ransom of Sh4 million from the boyfriend, unknown to them, he had reported the matter to the police.
Nairobi Central OCPD Paul Wanjama said: “She had been with her boyfriend and a few minutes after they bid each other goodbye near the golf course, three people took the girl away and called the boyfriend asking him to send Sh4 million for them to release her. “The boyfriend told the kidnappers that he could not raise such an amount because he was only a student. After negotiations, they settled at Sh10,000, which the boyfriend said he would send in a few minutes, but instead reported the incident to Parliament Police Station,” Mr Wanjama said.
He said police were then mobilised to search for the kidnappers. It was then that the police found one of the men raping the student. “When police arrived, the lady had been raped several times and one of the kidnappers was even found in the act. “On realising that they had been found, the suspect drew a machete and tried to attack the police officers and he was shot,” Mr Wanjama said.
He said another suspect escaped into a nearby thicket, with bullet injuries. The 20-year-old student was taken to the Nairobi Women’s Hospital where she is receiving treatment and post-rape care.