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Businessman Jaswant Singh Rai Released Days After Abduction

Businessman Jaswant Singh Rai was released a few days after he was abducted by armed men in broad daylight at the intersection of Wood Avenue and Lenana Road.
According to his lawyer, Kioko Kilukumi, the businessman was “released” by those who kidnapped him on Friday.

The CCTV footage was taken on Friday evening around 5:30 p.m. showed a Toyota Landcruiser V8 driving on Wood Avenue, 10 seconds later a passenger van was seen speeding and swerving before hitting the Toyota Landcruiser at the intersection of Wood Avenue and Lenana Road.

Three men with guns got out before heading straight for the driver’s door.

They opened the door and forcibly removed the driver who was alone in the car before putting him in their car and leaving. The car was left in place and other drivers were able to pass it.

A photo file of Jaswant Sign Rai

The abducted man was later revealed to be businessman Jaswant Rai, chairman of the Rai Group of Companies, owner of the West Kenya Sugar Company.

The Kilimani sub-county police commander, Moss Ndiwa, confirmed to Citizen TV that his officers received a report that a car had been abandoned on the side of the road more than an hour after the abduction and that the car had been towed to the police station.

Ndiwa also confirmed that a family member of Rai filed a missing person’s report at the police station on Saturday, a day after the abduction, a case which detectives at the police station are investigating.

The police commander also dismissed suggestions that the police were involved in the abduction…

The latest case comes just one month after a businessman who was interested in the production of cement, edible oil and mills was arrested after returning to the country from abroad and questioned because he was suspected of sabotaging the launch of the Mumias Sugar Company.

The case is still in court.

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