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Gov’t urged to reveal Yasir’s whereabouts


Security agencies have been asked to reveal the whereabouts of abducted Lamu Man, Yasir Mahmoud Ahmed.

Muslims For Human Rights (MUHURI) Lamu county Officer Habib Ali said the government should reveal the whereabouts of Yasir since his family has been subjected to psychological torture eight days after the abduction of the 43 year old ambulance driver.

According to Mr Ali, the abduction according to eyewitnesses who are Yasir’s immediate family he was forced out of his car by armed men believed to be police officers.

“There was a GK security vehicle parked nearby, according to his wife Yumna Ali who was with her husband during the kidnapping,” said the human rights defender.

He called on Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i to help the family locate their kin.

“If the government is not involved in the abduction then it is its duty to conduct investigations and secure the release of Yasir,” said Ali.

He said the human rights organization will pursue the matter to ensure Yasir is found and united with his family.

The Ambulance driver with the Lamu County government was abducted at Mkunumbi area along the Lamu-Witu-Garsen highway.

Despite efforts and calls from the family, religious leaders, human rights activists and Lamu residents, Yasir has not been located.

Human rights defenders have raised concerns over resurfacing of kidnapping and enforced disappearances in the region.

The rights defenders have blamed the government for sluggishly handling the insecurity issue.

“We want the top security agents in the county to reveal to us the whereabouts of Yasir, that’s all we want,” said Ali.