By Nep Journal Correspondent:
Shocked residents of Garissa town were today treated to a rare drama after a five year old child was kidnapped near Bayan primary school but immediately rescued.
Eye witnesses told Nep Journal the culprit was riding a motorbike when he grabbed the kid and sped off. Luckily motorists and passersby were able to give chase and save the child after fellow pupils raised the alarm.
“Members of public chased the boda boda (motorcycle) and rescued the child at Mnara Academy along Kismayu road. This is very sad” said Omar Mohamed, a local resident.
The Kidnapper was taken to the nearby Iftin police post and later whisked to the main police station after police found it difficult to control surging crowds baying for his blood.
It was not immediately clear to establish why the man kidnapped the child although rumors of cannibals invading the town were doing rounds the past few days.
Police said the incident will be investigated to a logical conclusion and urged members of the public to remain calm.