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Relative of murdered Lamu chiefs abducted

A relative of the two chiefs killed in Lamu recently has been abducted in Mombasa and his whereabouts remains unknown.

The  Lamu MCA, Abbas  Famau a family member to the abducted man said the entire Obeni family from where the slain chiefs belonged were still in mourning and it is a double tragedy for their relative, Athman Mohamed Haji to have been abducted by unknown people in Mombasa Majengo area.

He called on the government to help look for him since every Kenyan is entitled to security which is a prerogative of the police.

“We have CCTV cameras all over and the Makupa police OCS where the incident happened should lead in the investigations leading to the victim’s recovery,” said Famau

His family in Mombasa is in agony after their 44 year old dad and the only bread winner was abducted by unknown assailants in a double cabin pickup in Majengo area Mombasa on January 16, 2020 at 7.45 pm.

The victim was said to have been coming from the mosque when the incident happened and now the family is appealing to the government to help trace their son.

Rashad Mohamed brother to the abductee said they have gone to all police stations to check if he might have been arrested but have not traced him up to date.

Rashad said his brother has never been arrested or involved in any crime and the circumstances behind his abduction or arrest has left everyone wondering.

Mariam Ali, his wife, has sent her cries for the government to help trace her husband since he was their sole bread winner and a father of their five children.

She said they have gone hungry for days and have survived through the mercies of their neighbours and relatives who have since started withdrawing support due to prevailing hard economic times.

“My children have stopped going to school. One was supposed to have reported to form one but has not due to the challenges they are facing as a family.

A human rights movement HAKI Africa alleged that Athman was on his way to his house from the mosque when at 7.45pm four armed men in double cabin car approached and dragged him into their car and his whereabouts remain unknown up todate.

According to Mathias Shipeta, the Rapid Response Officer at HAKI Africa, they demand explanation from the police regarding the arrest and if the victim is a criminal to be presented in court to face charges.

The organization went ahead to claim that eight people have gone missing in unclear circumstance in Mombasa since December calling on the security agencies to come clean about the disappearances.

By  Joseph  Kamolo

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