Wiper Party Wants Abducted Makueni MCA Freed

The Wiper Party has raised concern over the disappearance of one of its Nominated MCAs, Albanas Wambua alias Kanzala Kana.

In a letter to the Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome, WDM Secretary-General Senator Shakila Abdalla explained to the IG about the abduction of Wambua.

The party said the incident occurred on early Saturday in Makindu. Wambua was reportedly confronted by people who identified themselves as police officers before they frog-marched him out of the area.

Eyewitnesses recounted the matter, saying Wambua was pushed into a vehicle that sped off toward Mombasa County.

“The Wiper Democratic Movement (WDM) Party unequivocally condemns the abduction of Hon. Wambua, as a gross violation of human rights and equivalent to arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearance as prohibited under Article 29 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010,” part of the letter read.

“We demand that Hon. Wambua be released immediately and returned to his family in Makindu, Makueni County. We also demand that the government immediately end these illegal actions and release all others who have been arbitrarily arrested,” the letter read on.

The letter also reminded Inspector General Japhet Koome of the constitutional obligation to respect and protect the rights to liberty and security, and thus to prevent arbitrary arrests and detentions. The WDM said in the letter that it holds the Inspector General personally liable for the safety and well-being of Wambua.

“We remind you, Inspector General, that the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, ensures the right to liberty and security and forbids all forms of arbitrary arrest and detention. All state officers, including the police, must preserve these rights and treat all citizens with dignity and respect.” The letter concluded.

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