Mombasa family pleads with kidnappers to release pregnant woman

Sunday September 23 2018

Khadija Bwana Omar, kidnapping

Ms Khadija Bwana Omar in tears after she learnt that her pregnant daughter was kidnapped while on her way to Malindi airport. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

MOHAMED AHMED
By MOHAMED AHMED
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The family of a pregnant woman who was abducted on Thursday in Mombasa has been living in pain for the last four days with the abductors playing cat and mouse games.

Ms Saida Abderehman, 20, who is eight-months pregnant was abducted on Thursday while on her way to board a Malindi-bound matatu at Buxton in Mombasa.

She was to connect to Lamu on a midday flight from the Malindi International Airport.

Since then, her phone was first traced in Taita Taveta County then Nairobi.

On Saturday, the suspected abductors allegedly called the family and agreed to hand her over, according to the family’s spokesperson Aqrima Mohammed.

“But when we made arrangement to go get her at the alleged location they switched off the phone and have [ceased communication],” said Mr Mohammed.