‘The Worst Nightmare for a Parent’: U.S. Family Accuses Kenya of Using Mob to Kidnap 3-Year-Old Son

Breitbart | 5/14/2019 | Staff
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An American Christian couple is pleading with the Kenyan government to return their critically ill three-year-old child after a mob of about 11 people, allegedly organized by the state-run adoption agency, kidnapped him from his home in Nairobi last month, Breitbart News recently learned.

Matt and Daisy Mazzoncini are also urging the High Court of Kenya to order the return of their son Kiano.

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“We’re just asking that our family be restored, and we’re praying that God is going to do that,” Daisy told Breitbart News.

Matt and Daisy believe the assailants unlawfully abducted their son on April 5 on behalf of the powerful government entity known as the Child Welfare Society of Kenya, which oversees adoptions.

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In an update posted Friday on a Facebook page dedicated to obtaining Kiano’s release, the couple wrote, “Child Welfare Society of Kenya organized [the nation’s] Directorate of Criminal Investigations – DCI to unlawfully abduct Kiano 36 days ago!”

The Kenyan embassy in Washington, DC, did not respond to Breitbart News’s request for comment. KING5 News, an NBC affiliate in the couple’s former hometown of Seattle, also attempted to reach the Child Welfare Society of Kenya for comment last week to no avail.

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The couple has had no contact with the child since the government allegedly kidnapped him on April 5. Matt and Daisy are concerned that Kiano is not getting his medication to prevent epileptic seizures.

Daisy told Breitbart News the abduction “definitely” violates the High Court of Kenya’s April 2017 order that granted the couple legal guardianship.

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Matt noted that the Kenyan government assailants described their actions as a rescue operation in a report filed with local law enforcement.

Nevertheless, Daisy told Breitbart News, “They [the captors] absolutely gave us no reason when they forced themselves into our home, and it’s just been horrendous. Obviously, we are worried sick. We haven’t...
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