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Agony for family as kin is abducted outside law courts

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A family in Mombasa is appealing to the government to help return their kin who was abducted outside Mombasa law courts.

The relatives of  30  year old John Syengo Musuu claim that he was abducted by police officers.

Syengo, a bodaboda rider, was arrested on April 5th this year in Changamwe area and arraigned in Mombasa court on charges of armed robbery.

He was however acquitted.

According to Syengo’s brother Mumo Musuu, Syengo was detained at Changamwe police station while the investigations were ongoing.

According to Mumo, Syengo was released 14 days later after he was found innocent.

“After his release, at around noon on April 21st outside the court in Mombasa with relatives, about 15 people believed to be police officers who were not in uniform handcuffed and left with him in a car,” said Mumo.

On the other hand, Agnes Musuu, a sister to the victim said since the arrest of her brother outside the Mombasa Magistrate’s Court, efforts to find him have not been successful.

Agnes says that the security department has also denied any involvement in the operation and has asked for help from the relevant units.

Human rights group Haki Africa has condemned the move and called on the security department to intervene and ensure that John Syengo is released from illegal detention.


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