SONKO PROMISES KSH. 300,000 TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION THAT COULD HELP TRACE MISSING NAIROBI ACTIVIST
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SONKO PROMISES KSH. 300,000 TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION THAT COULD HELP TRACE MISSING NAIROBI ACTIVIST

Feb 11, 2019 | Jimmie Kariuki

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has announced a KSh.300,000 gift to anyone who could have information that could help trace Nairobi-based Activist Caroline Mwatha.

Through his social media Account, the Nairobi Governor on Monday stated that he was willing to part with the amount of money so long as the information shared could help in locating Caroline Mwatha, an Activist, urging those with information to report to the nearest Police Station or the DCI.

Mwatha, who is the Founder and Member of Dandora Community Social Justice Center was reported missing last week on Wednesday by her family after she failed to return home.

Mwatha was among the people in the forefront in documenting of Extra-judicial killings targeting youths that were mainly being conducted in Eastlands area of Nairobi.

Amnesty International has called for a thorough probe into her disappearance and asked the Police to do their best to find her, adding that Human Rights Activists have in the recent past faced threats and harassments for exposing dirty Law enforcers.

Haki Africa has also demanded that the investigators conduct a quick investigation into Caroline’s disappearance.

In October 2018, the Dandora Social Justice Center which is ran by Caroline Mwatha documented the extra-judicial killings of six Dandora Residents.

Mwatha and with her friends at a previous event

Residents of Dandora Estate supported by Dandora Justice Center, Amnesty International and five other civic organizations on Monday organized a vigil in Mwatha’s name between 4:00PM to 9:00PM.

Her father Stanislas Mbai while speaking to the Daily Nation stated that all their efforts to find their daughter had turned futile. He however expressed optimism in finding his daughter alive since she had not checked in any of the Nairobi Hospitals.

“We are still hopeful we will find her alive because we have been to hospitals and mortuaries around Nairobi and she is not there.” Mr. Stanislas said.

The Police have stated that they will retrieve Mwatha’s Call logs from Safaricom and use them to determine who she last communicated with and trace her last movements before her disappearance.

The search coordinator Mr. Wilfred Olai stated that his team had sought relevance clearance to conduct searches in forests and water bodies. 

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