MOGADISHU (SD) – Abdiwahab Sheikh Abdisamad is still missing and no one knows his whereabouts, the family of a Somali Scholar who was kidnapped in Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) last week, confirmed Wednesday.
In a statement, the family who maintained that those spreading the rumour had ill intentions, urged Kenyans to continue assisting the family in the search for the kin.
“He is still missing, and his family is unaware of his whereabouts. The family would appreciate any information on his whereabouts and will continue to press the authorities to release him unconditionally,” the statement read in part. “The family wishes to dispel claims that Abdiwahab has been found, and encourages anyone spreading false and misleading information to stop.”
Abdisamad was abducted in broad daylight by four men who handcuffed him and bundled him into a waiting double-cabin vehicle.
Early this week, Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti announced that DCI launched investigations into the circumstances under which a horn of Africa Analyst who was abducted in Nairobi.
Last Monday, two Kenyan lawmakers threatened to take action against Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Dr. Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai if they will not come out clear and explain the abduction of Somalia Scholar Abdiwahab Sheikh Abdisamad.
Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Nassir and Mombasa Senator Mohamed Faki also want the duo to explain the recent cases where Kenyans have been killed as the country security apparatus remains silent.
The duo wondered why the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) did not address the disappearances and murders given the trove of information he could access.