Sunday September 12, 2021
NAIROBI (HOL) - The family of the missing Kenyan scholar Abdiwahab Abdisamad blames Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble for his disappearance, claiming he gave directions for the abduction of their kin.
Abdiwahab's wife, Halima Mohamed and his sister Faiso Sheikh Abdisamad claimed Sunday they had received information that PM Roble was behind the disappearance of the outspoken scholar. Abdiwahab used his social media handle to criticize the prime minister fiercely - especially at the onset of the latest constitutional crisis - and was a vocal supporter of President Mohamed Farmaajo.
"Abdiwahab has been missing for four days, and we have received information that an order from the office of the Prime Minister [Mohamed] Roble has caused him to be abducted," Halima Mohamed said. "It is official that the office of the Prime Minister is involved in Abdiwahab's case. If Abdiwahab is harmed, Roble will take responsibility."
Faiso echoed similar sentiment noting PM Roble had ordered the abduction of her brother.
"We have been informed that Roble's office has requested for the arrest of Prof. Abdiwahab, and we did not expect that because Abdiwahab is not interested in Somalia's politics; he is a man who wants Somalia's unity," said Faiso.
Professor Abdisamad was reportedly bundled into a car in Nairobi's central business district on September 8.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations said Saturday it had launched investigations into the disappearance of Abdisamad.
There have been no demands yet from the kidnappers.