Police in Githurai on Tuesday arrested three suspected kidnappers who held a man hostage and demanded Ksh300,000 ransom.
Police believe that the victim had been framed up.
“In a case of suspected frame-up, the victim had travelled from Mwingi East to Githurai to visit a couple who hail from the same rural area, only to arrive and find the woman of the house alone.
“Within no time, the husband stormed in accompanied by three other men, who landed on the young man with blows and kicks on allegation of having a romantic affair with the wife,” DCI said in a statement.
The three suspects were identified as Dickson Mwendwa, 24, Robert Kioko, 23 and Philip Kilonzi, 28.
Detectives ambushed them in a single-roomed house in the area where they held the victim.
The suspects is said to have frisked the victim and stole Ksh5000 before demanding the ransom.
“Sleuths who got the report from the victim’s father rigorously trailed the suspects to the scene, casting an ambush that netted three of them,” DCI added.
Police are holding the suspects as they continue with investigations.