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Constitute judicial inquiry on forced disappearances government urged

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[Haki Africa's Gender and child rights Officer Salma Hemed (Left) Consolata's mother Joyce Wairimu (Center) and Mr. Peter Kairu, Consolata's Father during a press briefing on friday. Photo/ Haramo Ali]

Gender and child rights defenders at the Coast are calling on President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene and solve the unending forced disappearances incidences at the Coast.

The activists led by Haki Africa’s Gender and child rights Officer Salma Hemed said the incidences have resurfaced where locals in the region live in fear.

She said that women were the main victim of the insecurity menace where their husbands who are sole breadwinners vanished in unclear circumstances living them in acute poverty under psychological torture.

Addressing the press at Haki Africa’s offices in Mombasa on Friday Ms Hemed said that despite the women activists pushing top security agents for a solution to the security yet social and also human rights problem, nothing tangible has been implemented by the government.

She said that a judicial inquiry was the only way to unearth what’s currently going on at the Coast as well as possible solutions to the problem.

“Women are suffering but they do not know where to seek help, we want the President who is at the Coast to intervene and give us an answer,” she said.

She revealed that recently, children have fallen prey to disappearances while the motive is yet to be known.

Salma urged top security agents to intervene and solve the security problem bedeviling Coastal residents.

“It’s either the police are not willing to tame the pathetic dehumanizing situation or they do not have the required machinery to apprehend those involved,” added Salma.

She said that not only the rights defenders but Coastal residents have been for many years shed tears seeking help from the government, however their calls according to Salma have fallen into deaf ears.

Meanwhile, Salma wants police to find missing 8 month year old baby Consolata Wambui Kairu who disappeared mysteriously at their Mishomoroni home in Kisauni, Mombasa.

Salma said that the 8 months only baby disappeared eight days ago and to date police have not revealed any clues of her where about.

She appealed o Mombasa police Commandant Johnston Ipara to assist the parents Joyce Wairimu and the father Peter Kairu find their missing daughter.