Enforced Disappearance of 2 Muslim Clerics, Mtondia, Kilifi County

  • Start: August 19, 2020 8:00 am
  • End: August 19, 2020 6:00 pm
HAKI Africa received a complaint where 2 muslim clerics and a caretaker are alleged to have been forcibly taken from a madrasa in Mtondia, Kilifi by people believed to be police officers.
Pwani Social Justice Centres Working Group Chairman Simon Kazungu (left), HAKI Africa Rapid Response Officer, Mathias Shipeta (middle), HAKI Africa Deputy Executive Director, Salma Hemed (right)
However, the police have remained silent over the matter. HAKI Africa, Kilifi Social Justice Centre joined the family of Sheikh Khalid Salah in seeking to know their whereabouts. Such cases have become a common practice at the Coast of Kenya.
The widespread practice of enforced disappearances constitutes a crime against humanity. As an organisation, HAKI Africa urges the Government and the security authorities to intervene into these matters and adhere to the rule of law.
On 19th August, 2020, HAKI Africa and the family of Khalid Salah, popularly known as Kaka, today held a press conference to highlight the disappearances of their kin, colleagues and also call on the government to assist in finding them. Khalid Salah, Juma Shamte and Hassan Ouma were forcefully disappeared on 15th August 2020 while at Markaz Noor in Mtondia, Kilifi.
HAKI Africa calls on the police and other authorities to ensure their safe return.