Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have rescued 14-year-old class 8 girl who was abducted in Nyeri on August 25, 2021.
The girl who has been missing for about one month was found in Mto wa Mbu town in Arusha, Tanzania.
In an operation by the DCI Special Service Unit and Tanzania’s regional crime office based in Arusha, the girl’s captor Alex Jonathan Malel was also arrested.
“And in a meticulously planned rescue mission led by DCI’s elite Special Service Unit and Tanzania’s regional crime office based in Arusha, Malel was finally cornered yesterday morning at 2am, within Engarika area & the girl rescued,” said DCI.
Adding that before she disappeared, the suspect worked as a night guard at an establishment near her parent’s home.
According to her parents, she went out of their house to answer a call of nature at 2am, only for her parents to wake up in the morning and found their daughter missing. She was on mid-term break, when the unfortunate incident happened.
“They immediately reported at Gatitu police post but due to the gravity of the matter, Nyeri county criminal investigations officer John Gacheru, took over the investigations and escalated his file to headquarters for specialized action,” narrated DCI.
Malel is currently cooling his heels at Mto wa Mbu, police station in Monduli District in Arusha where he will be charged for defilement.