A Nairobi based human rights activist has gone missing without a trace leaving her family in agony. Caroline Mwatha is reported to have gone missing on Wednesday, February 6, and her phone has also been off since then
Amnesty International has raised concerns over the disappearance of the human rights defender who went missing on Wednesday last week.
According to her friends, she was last seen at her home in Dandora on Wednesday morning, but since then her phone has remained off with her whereabouts still unknown..
Her disappearance was reported on Friday at Buruburu police station.
A tweet shared by Dandora community justice Centre and Amnesty Kenya on Saturday, February 9, shows Mwatha is a human rights activists who has been fighting extra judicial killings in Nairobi’s Dandora estate. She is also said to be a founding member of the Dandora Community Justice Centre and the Social Justice Centers Working Group
In a statement on Sunday, Amnesty International Executive Director Irungu Houghton called on investigating agencies to move with speed and establish Mwatha’s whereabouts.
“Amnesty International Kenya calls upon the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and National Police Service to thoroughly investigate Carol’s disappearance, establish her whereabouts and deliver to her friends and family,” Irungu said.
He equally called on the public to share information on the disappearance to the nearest police station or Dandora Social Justice Centre via 0722746164.
Irungu also urged for social media users to escalate the search via the hash tag #FindCarolineMwatha.
Mwatha’s disappearance is quite sensitive considering the nature of advocacy activities she is involved with.
According to the star Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has offered Sh300,000 reward for information on missing human rights activist Caroline Mwatha.
Sonko on Monday urged anybody with information to contact the nearest police station or the Directorate of Criminal Investigations offices.