May 18, 2022

About 43 people abducted by security agencies have killed, or can’t be found-Haki Africa

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About 43 people were abducted by security agencies and killed or disappeared, Haki Africa has said.
Haki Africa said that this is the highest ever to be recorded cases of enforced disappearances in a year.
The report by the organization says that these people have either been killed or mysteriously disappeared after they were forcefully taken by the agencies.
“The numbers are growing and security agencies are doing little if nothing to stop the trend. Interior CS promised to come to the Coast and look into the issue,” Haki Africa executive director Hussein Khalid said.
The report shows that the disappearances occurred between January and November this year.
A majority of the victims have never been heard of after being arrested.
The Coast region recorded the highest number of cases after 29 people were abducted by security agencies.
Khalid said that 17 people were abducted in Mombasa followed by nine in Kwale and seven in Nairobi. Others are Kajiado (four), Lamu (three) while Kiambu, Nyeri and Wajir registered one case each.
“The complacency by security agencies in investigating these disappearances leaves an impression of their involvement,” Khalid said.
He called on the government to ratify the international convention against enforced disappearances and adopt laws to outlaw the crime.
He said extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances are against the constitution of Kenya and must therefore end.
“The officers are unable to collect the necessary evidence to enable a successful court conviction and so they resort to disappearances,” Khalid said.

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