In a shocking turn of events, Kenyan billionaire Jaswant Singh Rai was kidnapped in a brazen and shocking incident that took place in the upscale Kilimani area of Nairobi.
CCTV footage, provided by his family, reveals the horrifying moment when Rai was forcefully pulled out of his vehicle and forced into a waiting double-cabin pickup. This evidence led the family to the conclusion that their beloved kin had indeed been abducted.
As of now, the police have not received any contact from the suspected kidnappers, nor have they made any demands for ransom. The authorities are diligently investigating the claims, and a missing person report has been filed at the Kilimani Police Station in Nairobi.
Jaswant Singh Rai is a well-known figure in Kenya, being the owner of Raiply, Kabras Sugar, and the Uganda-based Sarrai Group. The motive behind this incident is still unknown, though some sources speculate that it may be linked to alleged business rivalry in the sugar industry.
This alarming report came to light when Rai’s vehicle was discovered abandoned in Kilimani. It was a member of the public who informed the Kilimani Sub-County police about the abandoned vehicle. Consequently, traffic police officers towed the vehicle to the police station for further investigation.
The kidnapping of such a prominent figure has raised concerns about the safety and security of individuals in Kenya. The incident serves as a reminder that even the wealthiest and most influential people can fall victim to crime.
The immediate priority is to locate and rescue Jaswant Singh Rai, ensuring his safe return to his family. The police force, aided by intelligence agencies, is pooling their resources and expertise to solve this harrowing case.
The abduction has sparked outrage and fear among the community, as people anxiously await updates from the authorities. It is crucial for investigators to swiftly piece together the sequence of events leading up to the incident, identify the individuals responsible, and bring them to justice.
The daughter of the missing Rai reported to Kilimani on Saturday that her father had been missing since Friday afternoon. An OB report of abduction was subsequently issued.
It is worth noting that the businessman had recently obtained an order to halt a police investigation into his business dealings, particularly those involving Mumias Sugar Company.