Human rights Organisation Muslims for Human Rights- MUHURI has issued a 7 day ultimatum to Coast regional Police commander Gabriel Musau to reveal the names of police officers captured in a video abducting an individual at the Mama Ngina water front.
The incident happened on December, 1, 2020.
In the video that quickly circulated in the social media, the armed police officers are seen forcing the individual known as Ahmed Amana in their waiting police vehicle.
However another person is also seen coming to rescue Amana despite the police officers drawing their pistols but they don’t shoot at the two.
Finally the man is successfully pulling Amana from the police and the two move away from the police officers.
The police officers said to be operating from the central police station quickly gets into their waiting vehicle and vanishes.
The incident drew the attention of locals and human rights defenders who confirmed their doubts that indeed security agents are involved in the forced disappearances witnessed within the Coastal Kenya.
MUHURI through their lawyer Lumatete Muchai have threatened a legal suit against Mr. Musau if he doesn’t produce the names and numbers of the police officers involved.
Mr. Muchai says though Musau was on 21st, December served with a letter from the human rights lobby that compelled him to release names and registration numbers of the police officers, which Musau acknowledged receipt.
“We think the regional police commander is simply dragging this matter or he doesn’t want to reveal the information, this is against the constitution,” said MUHURI Chairperson Khelef Khalifa.
The human rights defender vowed to pursue the matter to the end.
“Our doubts are now confirmed that indeed security agents are involved in the forced disappearances of innocent individuals from the Coastal Kenya,” said Mr. Khalifa.