KENYA HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH ABDUCTION OF TWO SOUTH SUDANESE, COURT RULE.

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Lawyer Ekuru Aokot with South Sudanese intelligence officer John Lam when he appeared before high Court Judge Luka Kimaru who had slapped him with warrant of arrest.

BY NT CORRESPONDENT.

Kenya government and his security agents were not involved in the disappearance of two South Sudanese nationals.

High court judge Luka Kimaru ruled that the disappearance of two South Sudanese nationals can only be as a result of a criminal act of abduction by persons for the time being unknown which the police should investigate.

The court further ruled that there is no evidence that was placed before the court that the government of Kenya or its security agents had anything to do with the disappearance of Samuel Dong Luak and Aggrey Idris Izbon.

“The government of Kenya, on the face of it has nothing to gain from the applicant’s disappearance, Judge Luka Kimaru ruled.

The court further noted that the government of Kenya and specifically the police complied with directions issued by the court in regard to the investigations of the disappearance of the two Sudanese.

There is no evidence placed before the court that the government of Kenya and its security officials had anything to do with it,” he said.

The court took judicial notice of the fact that there are currently political differences between the South Sudanese Government and the Opposition.

In the case families of the two South Sudanese nationals who have been missing since January this year filed a case compel the state to explain their disappearance.

Samuel Dong Luak and Aggrey Idris Izbon worked for the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in opposition. They disappeared on January 23.

Samuel, a human rights lawyer, and Idri, a member of the SPLM/SPLA-IO political bureau, have both been critical of the Juba administration.

The court had issued a warrant of arrest against John Toplam after the families of Luak and Izbon said he called them, seeking to know the details of an affidavit filed in the case.

Toplam was released on a personal bond of Sh10,000.

Luak and Izbon worked for the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in opposition. They disappeared on January 23.

 

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