Human rights organisation Haki Africa has demanded for a quick probe on the missing of human rights defender Caroline Mwatha.
Mwatha went missing on 6th February at her home in Dandora Nairobi.
Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid urged police to enhance probe on the missing of the unbowed human rights defender and a senior officer of Dandora Social Justice Centre.
Addressing journalists at Haki Africa offices in Mombasa on Monday, Mr. Khalid said the incident has sent human rights defenders into panic, demanding for police action to secure Caroline Mwatha who her where about barely six days ago remain a puzzle.
According to Khalid, the incident is meant to instill fear among human rights defenders thus shrinking the human rights space in the country.
Khalid said Haki Africa will not relent in pushing for justice for Ms. Mwatha.
“We urge the police to help us secure Ms. Mwatha, her disappearance has caused a lot of panic and fear among human rights defenders countrywide,” added Mr. Khalid.
He noted the activist who has been documenting extra judicial related cases at Dandora in Nairobi mysteriously went missing and could not be reached through her mobile phone.
On her part, Haki Africa Assistant Executive director Salma Hemed said human rights defenders wants urgent probe into the missing of the human rights activist.
She said that human rights defenders were in shock over the incident that police are yet to piece up any evidence or give positive results about unearthing the disappearance.
“As human rights activists we are living in fear, we appeal to security agents to pursue and arrest all those involved in the forced disappearance of our colleague,” noted Ms. Hemed.
Police have promised immediate actions against those involved in Caroline Mwatha’s disappearance.