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Haki Africa wants police to curb abduction cases in Mombasa

[ From Left; Haki Africa Executive director Hussein Khalid, Lawyer Mohammed Farid Ali and Lawyer Yusuf Abubakar at Farid's home in Mombasa. Photo/ Haki Africa]

Security agencies in Mombasa have been urged to step up efforts in containing increased abduction cases in the County.

They have been further asked to pursue the cases and dispel the fear among locals within the county and its surroundings.

The calls come in the wake of the recent abduction incident of a lawyer Mohammed Farid Ali at Nyali on Friday afternoon.

Farid who was in a cyber café at Nyali plaza in Mombasa was abducted by unknown people who later dumped him along Thika road at Nairobi.

They took away his Sh. 50,000 and a wrist watch.

Farid reported the matter at Kasarani police station in Nairobi.

“Though he is safe back at home, our worry is that these cases are on the rise and we want the police to pursue these gangs of abductors,” said Haki Africa Executive director Hussein Khalid.

Khalid said that Farid’s case was not the only one revealing that the Human right organisation has received various cases of abduction, forced disappearances and in most cases the victim’s where about to date remain a puzzle.

“Our security agents should tame this problem it seems the network is well connected and operate strategically, we need an immediate action from the police so that these criminals can be netted,” added Mr. Khalid.

He said as Haki Africa was closely working with the police to ensure that such crime is contained in Mombasa and the entire Coast region.

He however urged Coastal residents to report cases of any suspicious character in their locality so that police can take urgent action to unleash their motives.

“Working in unity with the security agents, the locals and human rights defenders can lead to a positive impact in pursuing and arresting the suspects,” he noted