Ethiopian businessman who was abducted in broad daylight still missing three days later

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 22 Nov, 2021 13:07 | 2 mins read
Police vehicle. PHOTO/COURTESY

A Nairobi based businessman was on Friday, November 19 abducted by unknown assailants and has been missing for three days now.

K24 Digital has established that the Ethiopian National Samson Tekklemichael was picked while driving his car of registration number KCS 111A.

The matter is currently being investigated by police officers and detectives drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) attached to Kilimani Police Station.

“Detectives are still investigating the matter and we shall get to the bottom of it all,” Andrew Muturi who is the Kilimani Police boss said.

The unidentified men bundled the suspect into a waiting car before they fled from the scene leaving the car parked in the midst of the road in Kileleshwa.

Tekklemichael while being bundled into the waiting car was heard calling witnesses to record how the scene was unfolding.

His wife, Milen Mezgebo, who has been following up on the matter said that her husband called and informed her that he had been abducted.

“He told me that the people who picked him up were unknown. Since then, he has been offline and has never reached out again,” she said.

According to Mezgebo, her husband was a businessman who engaged in the exportation of gas cylinders to Ethiopia.

She wondered why the abductors who are believed to be policemen never followed due process as they were making the arrest.

“If he has done anything wrong, why don’t they just follow the process and arraign him in court?” she wondered.

She said that police officers in Kilimani are yet to inform the family of the progress of the matter.

Mezgebo said that she had already informed the Ethiopian Embassy of what had happened.

Such cases of businessmen and public figures being abducted have been on the increase in Kenya.

Independent Medico-Legal Unit a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) more than 20 people have disappeared since January 2021- whereby in most cases the bodies are recovered in forests or along river banks.