Lawyer Gitobu Imanyara for Mariam Mohamed Salim a wife of the alleged abducted Isiolo Sheikh Mohamed Abdullahi by a Kenya Wildlife Service Officer in Isiolo at Milimani law courts.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Kenya Wildlife Service director has been summoned in court over the disappearance of a sheikh in Isiolo.
Judge Ngenye Macharia said William Kiprono should explain how Mohammed Sheikh Abdullahi disappeared on June 23, 2015 after being allegedly trailed by KWS rangers.
“I hereby issue summons to have KWS director in this court on July 9 to show cause why the sheikh disappeared,” the judge said.
Lawyer Gitobu Imanyara who is representing the sheikh’s wife Miriam Mohamed said according to investigations, Abdullahi went missing after being spotted with a KWS ranger identified as Daniel Korir alias Koech.
“Since Abdullahi disappeared, Koech has not reported to work and KWS director should be summoned to explain the anomaly,” Imanyara said.
Abdullahi is reported to have been abducted along Meru-Isiolo road near Kenya Methodist University while in the company of relatives.
In the case, Mariam says in 2014 when they were travelling from Isiolo to Nairobi, her husband pointed out to her that Koech was trailing them.
She says her husband told her that KWS was unhappy with him for bailing out his uncle Ibrahim Abdi who was accused by the parastatal of trading in elephant’s ivory which is banned.
Miriam who has sued the government wants her husband produced.
However, KWS has denied any involvement in the alleged disappearance of Abdullahi.
“KWS is not in any way connected to the alleged disappearance of a person in Meru in the past few days,” an affidavit from KWS reads.
The parastatal said it is collaborating with police investigating the mysterious disappearance of the sheikh.
“In reference to accusations leveled against us, we have collaborated with the police and have further submitted to the request by a Senate Committee on Lands and Natural Resources to share a situation report on the matter,” the affidavit said.