Garrisa MPs call for investigation of KDF’s involvement in disappearance of area residents


Nairobi, KENYA: Garrissa legislators have urged the government to constitute a commission of inquiry to oversee the disappearance of people in the hands of security apparatus after being arrested.

In a media briefing at parliamentary buildings on Friday, Dadaab MP Dr. Mohammed Duale together with Lagdera MP Mohammed Shidiye, complained that the number of people who are missing after arrests is increasing gradually hitting 300 since 2009.

Dr. Duale accused the security apparatus in the area pointing that many residents disappear after arrests are being made in the hands of The Kenya Defense forces in the area.

“We are also particularly concerned about the incidents involving Dekow Mohammed Khalif a prominent businessman from Liboi town who was kidnapped at his business premises in Liboi town at 6 pm on May 2017 and two other people.” Dr Duale said.

“Mr Dekow was kidnapped by masked men in three vehicles .The relatives and local leaders have made frantic efforts to trace the whereabouts of Mr Dekow from police stations ,KDF ,CID,ATPU and NSIS but no avail.” He added.

The legislators said that if the government will not constitute the commission to address the issue, then they will opt to peaceful demonstrations to pressure the state to constitute the body.

“Failure by government or its agents to satisfactorily address this matter ,we are going to mobilize our constituents to stage peaceful demonstrations.”Dr Duale said.

They also urged the international community and donors to suspend donor support to security agencies if the disappearance will not stop.