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Family Of Missing GSU Cop Emotionally Appeal To President Uhuru

The family of a missing cop attached to the General Service Unit (GSU) headquarters in Ruaraka, Nairobi, has appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene to assist them with tracing their kin.

Joseph Otieno, who is in charge for armoury inside the camp, was last seen at around 11pm on July 9, 2021. He has been missing for roughly a half year.The officer's mother, Jane Otieno, made an emotional appeal for Uhuru seeking to track down her son at whatever cost

"I pray President Uhuru Kenyatta to assist me with getting my son back, dead or alive," she expressed.

The dad, Antipa Otieno, noticed that the government had adopted a languid strategy to the investigations.

"Kindly help us through the government machinery to find where our fifth born son is," the dad passionately appealed.

The family noticed that they would lead entombment ceremonies without his body if all efforts failed to bear fruits in the coming days.

 As per reports from detectives aware of the matter, Otieno's cellphone signals were last followed at a supermarket in Ruaraka along Outer Ring Road at around 11.13 pm that very day he disappeared.

"Efforts to trace him have been in vain since his phone was turned off and whereabouts unknown. His phone signal was last tracked to a super market in Ruaraka," a report from the Occurrence Book (OB) read.Otieno's wife, Caroline Odhiambo, had filed a report for someone who has gone missing at Kasarani Police Station, Nairobi on Sunday, July 11.

She noted that she lost touch with her 36-year-old husband at around 11:13 pm on the day he disappeared.

Days after the incident, a care allegedly hired by the officer was found deserted in Mwiki, Kasarani. Detectives quickly conducted forensic analysis on the vehicle, searching for cues on fingerprints and DNA leads in the case.

A notice was given to all police stations in Nairobi directing officers to watch out for the turns of events and help where necessary.

The missing officer's report comes against the backdrop of rising kidnapping cases countrywide. In Nairobi, police are as yet searching for leads to unwind the mystery of missing officers.

From former Kenya Air Force officer and security expert, Mwenda Mbijiwe, to a recent GSU recruit who disappeared not long after graduating, various cases have caught the country's attention.

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