3 January 2019

Kenya: Nzoia Sugar Boss Found Dumped in Trench After Night of Merrymaking

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Nzoia Sugar Company Managing Director Michael Kulundu is nursing injuries at the Bungoma West Hospital after he was allegedly kidnapped by unknown people on Wednesday night.

He is said to have been making merry at Salmond Restaurant located along the Kanduyi - Sikata highway before the incident.

He was found dumped in a trench early Thursday morning near Gulf Petrol station, located approximately 100 metres from the restaurant.

Bungoma South OCPD Patrick Nyangares has confirmed the incident and said police have launched investigations.

'RECORDING STATEMENTS'

"We are currently recording statements from his family members and I want to assure everyone that we have already launched investigations into this matter with a view of bringing the culprits to book," said Mr Nyangares who was flanked by the County Police Commander Francis Sang.

According to the hospital's Clinical Administrator Denis Sande, Mr Kulundu was brought to the facility on Thursday morning by his personal driver who said they had found him along the road.

"At around 7am, we received a male patient by the name Michael Kulundu who happens to be the MD Nzoia Sugar Company. He had suffered multiple cut wounds on the head, right hand, chest and lower limps. The cuts were stitched," Mr Sande told journalists in his office.

He added: "We have conducted x-rays, CT scans and we can confirm that he is in stable condition because there were no internal injuries."

Mr Sande said that the Nzoia Sugar Managing Director had since been transferred to a referral facility for further investigation and management.

DUMPED IN TRENCH

A close family member who requested anonymity told the Nation that they found Mr Kulundu dumped in a trench beside the road before they rushed him to hospital.

They had been searching the entire area the whole night after he failed to return home.

"When he failed to come home last evening, we launched a search for him the whole night. Our main focus was where he was last seen. It was until around 5am that we found him dumped in a trench along the road before we moved him to hospital," the family member told the Nation.

He said that the suspected kidnappers pierced the fingers on his right hand.

"We also suspect that he was sedated by his tormentors before he was taken away," said the family member who urged police to move in with speed and investigate the matter.

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