Machakos deputy governor’s daughter found a week later
Machakos Deputy Governor, Benard Kiala’s, daughter Kathleen Nduku has been found days after she allegedly went missing. Nduku was traced to a house believed to be her boyfriend’s in Kasarani’s Mwiki estate.
Nduku’s disappearance had stirred a political storm with Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka alleging she had been kidnapped in a bid to force Kiala to drop his bid for Machakos Governor post.
Her disappearance came to light at a political rally during Kalonzo’s tour of Ukambani region with the Wiper leader alleging that Nduku’s kidnappers were demanding that her father drops his plan to take on Governor Alfred Mutua in next year’s General Election.
But after days of investigations, officers from the Special Crimes Division traced the deputy governor’s daughter to Mwiki, Kasarani in Nairobi.
According to Nairobi County Commander, Japheth Koome, Nduku was traced to her boyfriend’s house, the two were picked and taken to the Nairobi Police Headquarters for interrogation where police established nothing sinister as Nduku confessed that she was at her boyfriend’s house on her own volition.
Kiala, on his social media platforms, announced the return of his daughter thanking security officers for their efforts in ensuring the safe return of his daughter, Kiala said Nduku had been taken to matter hospital for observation as she is said to be traumatized.
Kalonzo had linked the alleged kidnap to the political machinations of Machakos County governor race even implicating Governor Mutua into an intricate web of bullying his deputy from challenging him for the Machakos Governor seat.
Wiper plans to sponsor Kiala to contest for the Machakos Governor seat after falling out with Mutua now preaching the Maendeleo Chap Chap gospel in the Ukambani region.