Missing cleric found dead in Kenya

Tension runs high in Garissa town after body of cleric, allegedly handcuffed and kidnapped, is found.

    Missing cleric found dead in Kenya

    A missing cleric suspected to have been kidnapped has been found dead in Kenya's Embu County, stoking tension in Garissa town.

    The cleric cum business man, Mohamed Ali Kheir, alias Sheikh Dawara, had allegedly been handcuffed and kidnapped on Thursday by unknown people in Garissa town, according to the local Daily Nation newspaper.

    The newspaper quoted his brother Yussuf Ali Kheir as saying on Sunday that after a long search, the family was informed that the cleric's body had been found at a water pond.

    Call for investigations

    The director of security Aden Sahal condemned the death of the cleric, and asked the national government to thoroughly investigate his death.

    He said it was high time that the national government devolved the security institutions starting from the basic ones like the administration and regular police.

    Civil societies in Garissa town also registered displeasure over the killing of the cleric and called for an immediate investigation.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    From Zimbabwe to England: A story of war, home and identity

    The country I saw as home, my parents saw as oppressors

    What happens when you reject the identity your parents fought for and embrace that of those they fought against?

    Becoming Ocean: When you and the world are drowning

    Becoming Ocean: When you and the world are drowning

    One woman shares the story of her life with polycystic kidney disease and sees parallels with the plight of the planet.

    The evening death came for me: My journey with PTSD

    The evening death came for me: My journey with PTSD

    On a gorgeous Florida evening, a truck crashed into me. As I lay in intensive care, I learned who had been driving it.