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Leaders, activists plan demos over increased abduction, disappearances in Mombasa

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By; Kenga Cyrus

 

Human rights defenders and political leaders in Mombasa will on Friday, Madaraka day hold major protest to condemn increased cases of abduction and disappearances among youth in Mombasa.

In a statement issued by Human rights organization Haki Africa on Tuesday, the demonstrations will be held immediately after Friday prayers at Makadara grounds- along Digo road and later all protesters converge at Treasury square for special prayers.

Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid said that the peacefully procession will be graced by Mombasa County Senator Mohammed Faki, Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir, human rights activists, Muslim clerics among other locals.

Khalid said that families were left in agony with less security agents involvement in investigating and arresting the criminals.

“The latest scaring incident of 18 year old Husni Mbarack has instilled fear among the Muslim fraternity, it is four days now but no clue of his whereabouts,” noted Khalid.

These cases are a violation of human rights and police should be very concerned about the County’s security situation, we need actions,” added Mr. Khalid.

The teen’s father Mbarack Khalid said that the family has been through a lot of pain and agony and the mother could not eat but always thinking of the whereabout of her son.

According to people who witnessed the Friday afternoon incident, the four men who forced Husni in their car said that they were police officers and they pointed pistols to locals who tried to rescue the young boy from being taken away.

“I know how I have raised my son, he is very obedient and if the police are reading different script let them produce him in court, its four days since my son was abducted and I have not heard anything from the police,” he said