Lamu politicians demand govt to explain fate of six missing...

Lamu politicians demand govt to explain fate of six missing persons

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Lamu, KENYA: Lamu politicians are seeking an explanation from the government over the disappearance of six people in Kwasasi,Hindi division a week ago.

Ali Bunu,50,his 18 year old nephew Shuebu Mohamed and four of his workers are said to have been picked up from their home on the night of April 8 2016 by individuals who identified themselves as security officers in police and military vehicles.

Speaking on Friday,Lamu Senator Abu Chiaba,MPs Julius Ndegwa for Lamu West and his Lamu East counterpart Athman Shariff and area MCA Abbas Famau came together to denounce the disappearance of the six and asked the government to state and inform the families of the six of their whereabouts.

The politicians said it was the mandate of the national government to ensure the citizens and their property are adequately protected.

They said there is need for the government to come clean on whether the six individuals were taken by state officers or were kidnapped.

“The families need and have a right to know who took their relatives and for which reason.As is it there is so much tensions, fear, worry and confusion among these families,”said Chiaba.

They said there was need for the government to practice responsibility in the process of executing its mandate of protecting the interests of the nation.

Lamu West MP Julius Ndegwa has appealed for speedy investigations to ascertain the truth concerning the disappearances and urged the families to record statements with all Lamu police stations on the same.

This comes after families of the six appealed on the government to help them trace their missing kinsmen.

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Lamu County Commissioner Joseph Kanyiri said the matter was currently being investigated by police and that the families will receive communication on the matter soon.

He neither denied nor confirmed whether the six had been kidnapped or taken hostage by state intelligence officers.