Heartfelt plea from niece of missing Ethiopian businessman in Kenya
By Wanja Waweru
Samson Tekklemichael, an Ethiopian businessman, may have been taken by Kenyan security forces, according to his relatives.
Milen Mezgebo, Samson’s wife, thinks that only government organizations would dare to kidnap someone in broad daylight in front of a uniformed police officer.
According to Ms. Mezgebo, the traffic police officers would not have permitted the kidnappers to take Samson if they were thugs.
They would also have demanded a ransom by now if they were thugs, which is likely the government’s fault. Samson has been missing since November 19, 2021, and he has been in Kenya since 2005.
While operating his Bentley in Kileleshwa, Nairobi, he was kidnapped. He was apprehended in broad daylight and dragged into a Subaru by persons in plain clothing.
Surprisingly, the traffic cop failed to stop the kidnappers, and several drivers who witnessed the incident used their smartphones to video it.
The Subaru station wagon was driven by the kidnappers with the fictitious license plate KCD 445K. The vehicle should have a different registration number that belongs to a white truck, according to records from the National Transport and Safety Authority database.
Mr. Tekklemichael went to the gym and then came home for lunch on the day he disappeared.
Later, he ran into his buddies and was on his way home when he was abducted. At the crime scene in Kileleshwa, the kidnappers left his automobile.
After learning from a friend that the car was parked in the middle of the street, Ms. Mezgebo proceeded to retrieve it.