The family of Abdiwahab Sheikh Abdisamad, a well-known Horn of Africa analyst has asked the government of Kenya to come clean over the abduction of the analyst in Nairobi.

Abdisamad who also the executive director of the Institute for Horn of Africa Strategic Studies, was last seen in Nairobi on Wednesday.

It is alleged that Abdisamad, who also serves as an analyst at Southlink Consultants, was picked by four men along Tubman Road in Nairobi CBD and was bundled into a vehicle. In the car was allegedly a fifth man waiting.

“Eyewitnesses report that he was picked by four men and forced into a white double-cabin pick-up registration number KCW 341Y at around 10 on Tubman Road, Nairobi,” read part of the missing person alert.

His family filed a missing person’s report at the Central and Akila police stations. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is requested to contact his wife or human rights group Haki Africa.

His sister who spoke to the media said “we went to the Central Police Station, together with officers we went to the scene where he was taken and up to now, we don’t have any information on where he has been taken.”

The victim’s wife, Halima Mohammed, wondered why her husband was abducted, yet he had no known enemies.

The 55-year-old is also a seasonal writer with the Nation newspaper.


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