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Abducted businessman Taimur Kariuki resurfaces after six months

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[Businessman Taimur Kariuki Hussein who was arrested by ATPU sis months ago before he was released. Photo/Courtesy].

Taimur Kariuki Hussein has returned home, six months after his abduction by alleged Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) according to his sister Fauziya Hussein.

Hussein’s case was among those listed by human rights lobby MUHURI in the Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests recently filed in the US.

His family in Watamu, Kilifi County has been tirelessly searching for him in hospitals and morgues in vain.

Hussein, 39 was released by Kahawa Law Courts on June 28, but his whereabouts he has since remained a puzzle.

Hussein was allegedly arrested by Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) officers near Lamu on June 11.

The family only learned of the arrest the next day when he was presented in court on charges of resisting arrest.

When he appeared in court he was badly injured. He had a broken finger, he had a sling on the right arm, stitched on his head and complained of pain on his leg according to his family.

Hussein revealed that the ATPU officers had assaulted him accusing him of resisting arrest.

The resisting arrest charges were later dropped and terrorism related charged pressed against him.

On Friday, June 18, Hussein was transferred to ATPU in Nairobi from Lamu for further investigations.

On June 21, he was presented before a magistrate in Kahawa Law Courts, but his family could not figure his whereabouts even after the court ordered his unconditionally release on June, 28.