Sharon’s mother, according to multiple sources, is a police officer attached to the Kitengela police station.
“I went back to the house but after a short while got out again and requested the friends to take me to Sharon’s place. One of them did.”
Ngina said they found children playing outside the apartment where Sharon lives with her parents.
“We asked them whether Shantel had gone to Sharon’s parents’ house and they said she did. They showed me the house but said Sharon and her siblings were not around, they had left for their aunt’s home in Kiambu county.
“I asked them about my daughter’s whereabouts and they told me she had accompanied Sharon and her siblings to their aunts place. I returned to my house and later went back to Sharon’s parents’ house. Asked the children whether they had returned but they said no. I asked them where Sharon’s mother was and they said she was at work.
“I asked whether there was someone at Sharon’s place but they said nobody was in. The door was closed,” Ngina said.
She later received a phone call on a private number, with the caller enquiring whether she was Sharon’s mother. She said the caller asked her the same question three times even after she said she wasn’t.
“I maintained I wasn’t Sharon’s mother. After that the person called again asking me whether I was Shantel’s mother, I said yes. She asked me whether I knew where she was and I said I had been looking for her. Then she told me she had my daughter,” Ngina said.
She said the caller demanded a Sh300,000 ransom to release her. The caller, according to Ngina, said she was with the child in Kiambu county. The caller then hang up as soon as Ngina asked how her daughter got to Kiambu.
“I have told you that I am the one with her and I am in Kiambu. Don’t worry, what you got to do is send me Sh300,000 and I will bring her to you. Then the person hang up,” Ngina narrated.
The phone call prompted Ngina to look for Sharon’s mother, the said cop. She returned to their house but found it closed. She asked for the caretaker who gave her Sharon’s mother’s phone contact.
“I called Sharon’s mother and explained to her that someone had called me saying she was holding my child but the first time she called she had asked me whether I was Sharon’s mother,” Ngina said.
“I am Shantel’s mother, I wanted to confirm whether Shantel is with Sharon.”