‘Missing’ German ex-soldier deported,officials remain tight-lipped

The international departures section of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.Paul Kopf a retired German soldier who was picked by anti immigration sleuths was deported on Friday last week PHOTO COURTESY

Paul Topf, the German ex-soldier who was reported missing after being picked by immigration sleuths last week in Shimoni Village of Kwale County is already in Germany.

This is according to the German Embassy in Nairobi who told Baraka FM that the 54 year old arrived in Germany on Saturday.

“I can confirm that a Mr. Paul Topf was deported to Germany and arrived there on Saturday. “Jonas Koll, the political consul at the embassy told Baraka FM on Thursday.

Jonas however declined to state the reasons as to why Mr Topf was deported.

Puzzle over retired German soldier who went missing in Kwale

Detectives in Kwale County have been trying to unravel the whereabouts of the missing ex-soldier.

Kwale county police Commander Joseph Nthenge told Baraka FM on Wednesday that Kopf’s wife 26 year old Neema Nyawira had told Kenyan authorities that Kopf was picked up by five men she believes are officials from the immigration department from their family compound.

Neema had reportedly told detectives and journalists that she had received communication from her husband’s sister that Topf had arrived in  safely Germany.

“Yesterday morning [Monday, December 4], she called to inform me that Topf had landed safely in Germany. I am yet to understand why he is yet to reach me on phone,” Nyawira had told a local daily.

The Director of Immigration Alexander Muteshi confirmed to Baraka Fm that Topf left the country on Friday four days after he was picked by immigration sleuths in Kwale.

However, Muteshi too refused to divulge the reasons behind Topf’s deportation.

This comes less than five months after yet another German national Hinteregger Yugen was deported over racist remarks and physical abuse of Kenyan workers.

The German national who was working for  Strabag International, a German company contracted for the construction of Thiba Dam project  in Kirinyaga county was seized by immigration sleuths after the workers through their union accused him of referring to them as ‘bushmen and idiots’.

In October, the German government spent sh 15 million to deport two Kenyans using a chartered private flight.