Crime & Investigation

How Police Recovered Kidnapped 3-year-old Kid

click geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Jordan Mwesigwa, case was recovered a day after kidnappers leaked information about their location as they tried extract a Shs 100m ransom from parents.

Mwesigwa’s parents, George Ndiwalana and Betty Byatesa, told police that an unidentified boda boda cyclist approached their home at around 1:00pm on Thursday claiming that the boy’s mother had sent for him.

Two housemaids; Mariam Nabukenya and Halima Nantongo, tried to call the mother of the kid but the boda boda cyclist was wise enough to advise against it.

The boy was given to the rider who immediately started his bike and rode off.

At 4pm, a kidnapper telephoned Mwesigwa’s mother demanding for Shs 100m else they take the boy’s head off.


Police and the boy’s parents have been in full swing tracking and tapping all the necessary information on phone.

The kidnappers later asked for Shs 300,000 to cater for the boy.

IGP hands the kid over to its parents

However, the kidnappers discovered that they were being tracked upon which they abandoned Mwesigwa at Rio Petrol Station along Gayaza road on Friday.

That is where he was recovered at around 8pm.

The kidnappers are still at large as police continue with investigations.

The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, while handing over the kid to his parents, said they will also charge the two house maids with neglect.

“The duo should have taken the responsibility of first confirming with the Mwesigwa’s parents before handing him over to the strange boda boda cyclist,” Gen Kayihura said.

“The two will be charged with negligence of their duty.”

Cases of kidnapping children are on the rise in the country but police say they are doing whatever it takes to curb them.

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