An analyst and pro-Farmajo fan abducted in Nairobi

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Abdiwahab Sheikh Abdisamad, a Somali-Kenyan analyst and scholar, has been abducted in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

Abdiwahab went missing on Wednesday, August 8, according to his family, who searched all police bases, but received no information about his condition.

It is being reported that unidentified men abducted Abdiwahab on Turbman Road in Nairobi, and the abductors were said to be carrying weapons and a vehicle.

Abdiwahab, a 55-year-old commentator on the Horn of Africa, has appeared in Kenyan media and the BBC Somali Service covering Somalia and Ethiopia.

According to sources close to Abdiwahab, he recently arrived in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, and has since gone on to become a loyal supporter of outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo.

Some commentator have revealed that he was also paid money to support President Farmaajo on social media.

His Twitter account has in recent days become a source of insults to politicians opposed to President Farmaajo, and he is also believed to be a strong supporter of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abi Ahmed.

Abdiwahab’s sister told Kenyan media that her brother’s search had failed and that police had confirmed he was not in their custody.

Abdiwahab’s wife, Halima Mohamed, said her husband had no specific enemies who they suspected of abducting him, and that there was nothing wrong with her husband’s health.

Concerns about his condition are growing, with families worried his whereabouts and whether he was kidnaped for ransom or is being held by Kenyan intelligence.

They family have pleaded for his safe return.

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