A Wajir Taxi Driver Is Missing
After the shocking wave of illegal disapperances and extrajudicial killings that rocked Northern Kenya appeared to subside last year, a citizen has been disappeared from Wajir Town’s Nomak petrol station by people claiming to be police officers and is missing since Sunday the 21st of July. Hassan Ibrahim Korow, a family man of 10 kids who was a taxi driver was approached by suspected plaincloth officers who arrested him but did not take him to the police station. There was no Occurance Booking when his relatives and friends went to the police station and the police claimed not to know his whereabouts. Relative and wellwishers are concerned for his safety. His wife Kaltuma Daud said “they have 10 children and I saw him last on Sunday. I was informed that he was picked by suspected plaincloth officers and his whereabout is unknown. It is better to know someone is dead and is respectfully laid to rest than never knowing whether he is dead or alive. I dont know what to do with the kids now and I appeal to the government to return my husband dead or alive” said emotional Kaltuma. Wajir County Police Commander Mr Stephen Ngetich has confirmed they are investigating and are following leads. ” I confirm that we are following this case and Hassan will be safe with us tomorrow or the following day” said Mr Ngetich in a statement to the media, a statement that appears to confirm his officers are holding Mr Korrow.
Disappearances and extrajudicial killings were common in Wajir and other NFD counties for many years and this year Muslims, at an iftar dinner attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta, raised concerns of rogue security agencies disappearing citizens And appealed to the president to stop the menace. Some of the children of Hassan Korow who were mourning his disappearance appealed to the government to bring their father back.