Last week, it was reported that Machakos’ deputy governor Benard Kiala’s daughter was kidnapped.
He produced text messages from the would-be kidnappers who sent them to his wife asking the deputy governor not to run for the gubernatorial seat.
“We have your daughter alive. We will release her but tell your husband if he runs for governor, it will not be the first attempt,” the text message read.
CID officers have now reportedly found Kiala’s daughter in Sunton, Mwiki, who also say that the deputy governor’s daughter was not kidnapped as alleged.
On Thursday, Nairobi CID boss, Ireri Kamwende said that Kiala’s daughter was found at a house in Sunton. He said they questioned her afterwards and realised that she was not kidnapped.
“We have taken her with us to the CID headquarters so that she can record a statement before we give further information,” he said.
The case as now been turned on its head following insinuations that the whole thing might be staged.
Allegations had been made in public against Governor Mutua who Kiala had fallen out with as a possible mastermind of the kidnapping.
Wiper Party leader, Kalonzo Musyoka urged the police at a political rally in Kibwezi to question Governor Mutua concerning the girl’s disappearance.
Elders of the Kamba community in Masinga have also threatened to put a curse on whoever is behind the act.
The elders led by Paul Musembi gave the kidnappers seven days to release the girl or face the curse famously known as ‘Kithitu’.
“If they want peace, let them release Kiala’s daughter without any demands because if they don’t, we will teach them the lesson of their lifetime,” he said.
“Those trying to intimidate Kiala to stop his Machakos governor bid will be in for a rude shock. You cannot ask someone to drop is bid by kidnapping his kid, that is a very inhumane way of doing things.”