Following the abduction of a businessman, a family in Kakamega county is in distress. Efforts to trace him have proved futile.
Other than being a businessman, Armstrong Pino was also a cleric at Grace and Truth Fellowship Church.
Witnesses confirmed that Armstrong was heading home together with his two children when unknown persons whisked him out of a vehicle at Kabula shopping center, Bungoma County.
Two men who were driving a black Toyota Prado blocked his car at the shopping center. They allegedly jumped out, and ordered him to get out of his vehicle. When he did, they pushed him into the black Prado and drove off.
Daniel Woodbridg, Pino’s son also revealed that the men had covered their faces so he had no idea about who they were.
Pino’s family has appealed to the public to help them track down their kin. The family reported the matter to Kabula police station. However, they are yet to receive any information from the officers one week after reporting.
Pino’s son said that they had tried to contact him via phone but it has remained switched off since the day unknown persons abducted him.
Pino’s family suspects that he is in danger, and that the abductors already harmed him. To date, no one has reached out
The family is in the dark as they do not know why anyone would want to abduct Pino. They called upon investigating agencies to help them find him.
The family has visited several hospitals and police stations in an attempt to find him. They also went to mortuaries but did not find his body.
Report on kidnapping
A report by the National Crime Research Centre divides the motives of kidnapping into three categories. They include; political, sociology-cultural, and economic.
Several organizations in the country are currently trying to address the issue of kidnapping in the country.