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Nanyuki Businessman Disappears, As ODPP Receives Police Inquest Report

Police in Isiolo have forwarded an inquiry report of a missing person, Ramadhan Ali, to the ODPP, said to have disappeared on March 13.

Missing businessman Ramadhan Ali. His whereabouts remains unknown, 13 days after his alleged kidnap. PHOTO/COURTESY.

Ali is a prominent businessman in Isiolo, Marsabit, and Nanyuki. He is also a firearm holder and the family believes his business associates could be linked to his disappearance.

Isiolo County Police Commander, Joseph Kigen, told KNU on the phone the report of the inquiry into the missing person was received at the ODPP in Nairobi on Monday afternoon.

Kigen further said the last person seen with Ali had also resurfaced and reported to the police in Isiolo where he recorded a statement, also gave his story to the inquiry committee.

“What is now left is for the ODPP to look at the report and give direction to the police, which includes that of ordering us to or not to arrest the suspect who was last seen with the missing the missing person,” said Kigen.

The missing person’s sister, Saadia Dika, said the family has been living under stress from Tuesday, March 12, the day their son went missing.

“We wish nobody should go through what we are experiencing right now. My brother Rama is not an ordinary person, he was a man who is respected and loved by many. Above all he had connections in high places, this can be attested by his timeline on his facebook account (ramzy ali),” Dika told KNU on phone.

She said that ever since Ali’s disappearance, the family has not rested as they try to seek answers.

 Dika said some of the family members living in Nairobi reported the matter at Kayole Police Station(OB Kayole 48/16/03/19) and that signals were relayed all over the country.

“We also involved Ali’s elders, friends, and government officials including county leaders to try and unravel the mysterious disappearance of our lovely brother. But as much as we try to dig deeper the murkier it becomes and nobody is offering any solutions,” said her sister.

She told the Star that the family carried out their investigations and established that their son, Ali, was traveling with his friend to Marsabit on the day he went missing.

“He was driving his Toyota Land Cruiser Hard Top Reg.  KAQ  986R. He drove passed Isiolo town at around 18.00 hrs on that fateful day. He proceeded on, and as he was approaching Archer’s Post at around 19.00 hrs, he was intercepted and kidnapped,” claimed Dika.

She claimed they were abducted between Engineering School and KWS Complex where they were held for a while before being taken back to Isiolo town.

“They (kidnappers) then proceeded with the two people to Maili Saba and later Lewa Downs Conservancy area at around 23.50 hrs,” Dika claims.

Ramadhan’s family friend and neighbour in Nanyuki, Dr. Abdullahi Shongo, told the Star the entire community is devastated after the disappearance of their son.

Human rights activist, Al-Amin Kimathi told KNU Online that he has urged the police to produce Ramadhan alive or dead and arrest the culprits he claimed are known to the family.

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