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University student, 22, abducted by unknown men; Mombasa family appeals for help

In Summary

  • Mohammed Abubakar, 22, was bundled into a white Probox as he walked home from a Mosque.
  • Senator Mohamed Faki says the matter on forced disappearances will be discussed next week.

A family in Mombasa is appealing for help in tracing their kin who was allegedly abducted by unknown men.

Mombasa Senator Mohamed Faki is also calling on the security agencies in the county to investigate the case involving 22-year-old Mohammed Abubakar.

Abubakar, a Diploma in Business Management student at Umma University, was seized at gun point at around 8.30 pm. He was heading home in Ganjoni from Ishaa prayers at Masjid Azhar, Majengo.

Abubakar was bundled into one of three cars that were reportedly in the area. The cars, including a white Toyota Probox, then sped away. The incident was reported at Central Police Station, Mombasa, under OB Number 16/15/10/2021.

Senator Faki said the Senate will debate a report on missing persons on Tuesday, giving hope to many coastal families whose relatives have disappeared in similar fashion.

A planned censure motion over the forced disappearances was shelved after Mombasa businessman Abdulhakim Saggar, 40, who had been abducted resurfaced.

More Mombasa Cases

Abubakar’s disappearance comes as news emerged that yet another man from Mombasa had been abducted at Seven Up area in Majengo on Thursday last week.

His whereabouts remain unknown though a report was made at the police station.

The man’s friend, Ali Nassir, was also picked on Friday within the same area but was found abandoned in a street in Nairobi on Saturday morning, looking dazed and confused.

Mombasa Senator Mohamed Faki
Mombasa Senator Mohamed Faki: Our Constitution guarantees rights for all suspects. Any suspect arrested must be presented to court in 24 hours. PHOTO/TV47 DIGITAL

“We highly suspect these acts are done by security agents. We (hereby) remind the government that the constitution provides for any suspect to be arrested and arraigned in court within 24 hours,” Senator Faki said.

Police have consistently denied involvement in the disappearances. Inside sources indicate that the victims are suspected of having links with terrorists, or terror-related activities.

Abukakar’s family describes him as a religious person. He sometimes led prayers at Masjid Ibrahim in Ganjoni.

Faris Rubea, Norwegian International Society for Justice and Peace ambassador, said police must carry out their duties within the confines of the law.

“If anyone among us commits a crime, there are legal ways to deal with the matter. This issue of enforced disappearances has become too much.”


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