Concern rises as human rights activist from Dandora goes missing


Concern rises as human rights activist from Dandora goes missing
Caroline Mwatha, Human Rights Activists from Dandora. /courtesy

In Summary

  • Ms. Mwatha is reported to have gone missing on Wednesday, February 6 with her disappearance being reported at Buru Buru Police Station on Friday, February 8.
  • 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.

The disappearance of Caroline Mwatha, a Human Rights Defender from Nairobi’s Dandora estate, has caught the attention of Amnesty International which is now asking police to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter.

Ms. Mwatha is reported to have gone missing on Wednesday, February 6 with her disappearance being reported at Buru Buru Police Station on Friday, February 8.

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.

“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,” said Irũngũ Houghton, Amnesty International’s Executive Director, in a statement to newsrooms on Sunday.

“We call on any person who may have information on the disappearance of Carol Mwatha to share such information with the nearest police station or Dandora Social Justice Centre on 0722746164,” he said adding that, “we urge Kenyans to continue using social media and all other means to help #FindCarolineMwatha.”

Caroline Mwatha is a founder member and case worker with Dandora Community Social Justice Centre, which has been documenting, lobbying and calling for police professionalism, public accountability and an end to extra judicial killings.

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