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Family in agony wants gov’t to bring back kin

[Salim Nyondo Chaka].

A family in Likoni, Mombasa is pleading with the government to return their kin Salim Nyondo Chaka abducted barely a week ago along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway.

According to Chaka’s wife, Khadijah Mkuta, her husband, a driver was stopped by unknown people at Samburu area along the Mombasa- Nairobi highway and later bundled into a police vehicle.

Chaka, a father of four drives a courier vehicle and during the fateful day, his aid was not arrested by the people.

According to Khadija, they took a photo of him and later bundled him in a waiting police vehicle and vanished.


We reported the matter to various police stations including Samburu, Taru, Central police station in Mombasa among others where we were also informed that he was taken by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officials,” said a teary Khadija.

Nyondo’s brother, Shaban Lugwe said police should present him to court to face charges.

“If he has committed any crime, let the security agencies charge him before the court but not subjecting his family to such psychological torture,” said Mr. Lugwe.

The family also appealed to human rights organisation to help them locate their kin.


Addressing journalists at Haki Africa offices in Mombasa on Tuesday, the organisation’s Deputy Executive Director Salma Hemed said they have recorded 5 cases of forced disappearances since the beginning of the year.

She said the cases are from Tana river, Lamu and Mombasa Counties.

[Haki Africa Deputy Executive Director Salma Hemed (close left) with Salim Nyondo Chaka’s family at Haki Africa’s offices. Photo/Haki Africa].

“We want the President to intervene and tell us who is behind these forced disappearances,” said Ms Hemed.

She said without a proper solution to the problem such cases will soar and Coastal people’s rights violated.

“These forced disappearance cases most of the end up in torture and killing of innocent people, we demand an amicable solution to this,” she reiterated.