Police rescue Malawi businessman forced to drive his own vehicle

Malawi Police in southern tea growing district of Thyolo have rescued kidnapped the owner of Satemwa Tea Estates and recovered K6 million worth of goods and a Nissan pickup.

Thyolo Police Publicist, Edith Likaka, said on Wednesday that they worked together with private security firms to rescue Chip Kay, 85, and recover the stolen property.

Likaka said the seven people broke into Kay’s house through the window using heavy metals and forced Kay to drive his own vehicle carrying the assorted items out of his estate and later dumped him along the Robert Mugabe Highway.

“They also went away with computers, radio cassettes, TV screen, travelling bags and other items,” Likaka said.

Police help victim

Police help victim

She said security guards who were on duty at the main entrance of the estate suspected that their boss had been kidnapped and they reported to Thyolo Police.

Likaka said they chased the thugs who abandoned the vehicle at Nguludi as they fled. They remain at large. police said.

Kay was found on a roadside, said police who expressed gratitude over the cooperation they got from private security firms at Satemwa Tea Estates, Naming’omba and Eastern Produce Mulanje.

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