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Police poke holes in Mombasa politician's kidnap case

Adonijah Nziwa
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Mohammed Farid (C) addresses the press in Mombasa, February 3, 3019. [Source/VashMedia]

Police have now cast doubt into Coast Jubilee politician Mohammed Farid Ali alias Wakili’s kidnap story amid ongoing investigations. According to detectives, the story has many gaps and it seems the politician, who was found on Saturday in Nairobi, is not telling the truth.

Kisauni police boss Christopher Limo said that ‘Wakili, who vied for the Mjambere ward seat in 2017, could be hiding something from the detectives.

Limo questioned why the politician had opted to leave two of his phones at the Cyber Café before he was picked. The police also wondered why he had decided to carry Sh50,000 in his pocket before he was kidnapped. 

"First we want to establish why and how the politician left the two phones in the cyber," Limo said, as quoted by Standard.

This comes after the politician alleged that the kidnappers had taken the said amount from him after he was picked near Nyali Centre in Mombasa where he was working on some documents at a cyber café alongside his friends.

Coast-based rights group Haki Africa had called on the police to probe the incident before the politician was found in Nairobi. 

Detectives from different units including Special Crime Prevention Unit, Directorate of Criminal Investigation and National Intelligence Service are undertaking investigations to ascertain the kidnapping claims from the politician and his family.

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