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Heartfelt plea from niece of missing Ethiopian businessman in Kenya

The niece of Ethiopian businessman Samson Teklemichael, who was kidnapped on November 19, 2021, has called on the government of Kenya to provide information about his whereabouts.

In a video posted on Twitter, his niece, Danuye, couldn’t understand why anyone would want to harm him.

“Me and my father have been wondering why Samson has been kidnapped,” the little girl said. “He was a good uncle to me. And a good worker in his career, a good neighbor, a good husband.”

As days turned into weeks, the little girl and her father grew increasingly worried about Samson’s whereabouts.

“We—me and my father—had been feeling bad for him ever since he was missing,” the little girl said.

The little girl had fond memories of her uncle, who had always been there for her. “He used to take me to the park and buy me ice cream,” she said. “I miss him so much.”

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The family had appealed to the government to find Samson and bring him back home.

“And if you find the kidnapper or the person who kidnapped some, send him to jail and give justice to some people, please, government,” the little girl pleaded.

Despite the family’s efforts, Samson remained missing. The little girl’s heart ached at never seeing her uncle again. “I haven’t seen him ever since I was eight years old,” she said. “And I do want to see him.”

According to the family of Ethiopian businessman Samson Tekklemichael, they suspect that Kenyan security agencies took him. Samson’s wife, Milen Mezgebo, believes that only government agencies would dare to abduct a person in broad daylight before a uniformed police officer.

Ms. Mezgebo argues that if the abductors were thugs, the traffic police officers would not have allowed them to take Samson.

Furthermore, if they were thugs, they would have asked for ransom by now, which is probably the government’s doing. Samson has been living in Kenya since 2005 and missing since November 19,2021.

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He was abducted while driving his Bentley in Kileleshwa, Nairobi. He was stopped in broad daylight and forcefully taken into a Subaru by men dressed in civilian clothes.

Surprisingly, the traffic police officer did nothing to stop the abductors, and other road users recorded the ordeal on their smartphones.

The kidnappers used a fake licence plate, KCD 445K, on the Subaru station wagon. Records from the National Transport and Safety Authority database indicate that the vehicle should bear a different registration number belonging to a white truck.

On the day he vanished, Mr. Tekklemichael went to the gym and returned home for lunch.

He later met with his friends and was heading home when he was taken. The kidnappers left his car at the crime scene in Kileleshwa.

A friend informed Ms. Mezgebo that the car was parked in the middle of the road, and she went to pick it up.

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