Tension and anxiety remained high in Garissa town Sunday as the body of a missing cleric was found in Embu County.
The cleric cum business man, Mr Mohamed Ali Kheir alia sheikh Dawara was allegedly handcuffed and kidnapped on Thursday by unknown people as he walked along posta road in Garissa town.
According to his brother Yussuf Ali Kheir the deceased was been searched since his disappearance noting that they have gone to all police station in the county.
“We recorded statement with the police over the disappearance of the sheikh perhaps he might be arrested and being held in police custody,” he said.
Mr Kheir said after a long search they were informed that the body was found at water pond in Embu County and taken to a mortuary in the same town.
“The body of my brother who was missing since December 25th and has been found at water point in Embu, we are now making arrangements to bring the body to the Garissa town for burial,” he told the nation.co.ke on phone from Embu.
The county government through the director of security, Major (retired) Aden Sahal condemned the death of the cleric, asking the national government which is entrusted with the security to do a thorough investigation on the death.
He said it’s the high time the national government to devolve the security institutions starting from the basic ones like the administration and regular police.
Civil societies in Garissa town have also registered displeasure over the killing of the cleric and called for immediate investigation into what lead to the death of the deceased.
Source: Nation Media