Police officers based in Kilimani, Nairobi, are investigating the disappearance of an Ethiopian businessman who was last spotted on Friday, November 19.
Samson Teklemichael was taken by people believed to be police officers in broad daylight.
A footage of the incident shows, a traffic officer holding the door of the businessman’s Bentley as he is accosted by two people to an awaiting vehicle and was later dragged into a Subaru car.
According to his wife, Milen Mezgebo, Teklemichael called her telling her that he had been taken hostage. The phone has been switched off since then, she told reporters.
“He called me and told me that he’s been abducted by people he did not know. After that, the phone got disconnected and he’s been offline since,” she stated.
She was later informed by a friend that her husband’s vehicle was still at the scene of incident.
Mezgebo then took the car to Kilimani Police Station where she also reported her husband’s disappearance.
Mezgebo affirmed that her husband is a reputable businessman who exports gas cylinders to Ethiopia. She wondered why the abductors did not follow the due process if her husband is involved in any irregularities.
Kilimani police boss Andrew Muturi stated that the matter is being investigated by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives.
“Police say that they are investigating but they have not gotten any substantial leads.. This means that we are not safe here,” Mezgebo stated, pointing out that she had already reported the matter at the Ethiopian embassy.
This adds up to the cases of enforced disappearances in the country this year.