Shocking; The number of missing Somali girls in Nairobi increases2 min read
Lawmaker Aden Barre Duale has spoken out about the increased disappearance of Somali girls in Nairobi, Kenya, with some families being demanded to pay large ransoms for the release of their daughters.
Aden Barre, one of many politicians who began meeting with the security services after learning of the recent missing cases of Hafsa Mohamed Luqman and Hafsa Abdulwahab, said the number of missing girls was three.
Two of the missing Somali girls were from Eastleigh, while the other was from Kayole area of Nairobi.
“As a member of the Somali community, this is something new for us. It has been a source of great concern for us over the past two days, ”said lawmaker Aden Barre of the missing girls.
Hafsa Mohamed Luqman went missing on Tuesday (June 15th) from her shoe store she owned at the Kamukunj shopping center in Eastleigh, Nairobi.
“The kidnappers last sent us a text message on Wednesday the 16th of this month, saying they wanted a ransom,” Hafsa’s brother-in-law, Omar Ibrahim, told Kenya’s Standard media.
“We are very concerned that they could be harmed,” he said.
Footage from hidden cameras at Hafsa’s store showed her entering the store at 4:44 pm on Tuesday, along with another girl named Hafsa Abdulwahab.
The two girls had embarked to Kayole, for unknown reasons. It has now emerged that Hafsa Abdulwahab, who sells home-made drinks in Kayole, is also missing.
On Wednesday afternoon, the kidnappers released a 35-second video showing Hafsa Mohamed Luqman blindfolded, with arms and legs tied, suggesting that she had been tortured.
Hafsa was heard saying to her family, “I have been kidnapped and they are demanding a ransom. Please give it to them.”
Hafsa Mohamed Luqman’s family is now demanding immediate intervention.
Hafsa Abdulwahab’s family also asked the police to help find their daughter.
MTVSomali.com will keep you up-to-date with any further developments in this case.
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