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Govt not liable for 2 missing South Sudan activists – court

Justice Luka Kimaru ruled that the disappearance of the two can only be as a result of a criminal act of abduction by persons unknown to the police/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 23 – The High Court has exonerated Kenya’s security agencies from blame over the disappearance of South Sudanese political activists Samuel Dong Luak and Aggrey Idris Izbon.

Justice Luka Kimaru ruled that the disappearance of the two can only be as a result of a criminal act of abduction by persons unknown to the police.

The court said no evidence has been produced in court by families of the two men to show that the government or its security agents had anything to do with their disappearance on January 23.

The families of the duo who worked for the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement -in-Opposition wanted the State compelled to explain their disappearance.

The two were allied to former South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar and worked in senior capacities.

Their families had stated that the only way they can get answers on their whereabouts is to question top police, immigration and intelligence bosses.

While terming it a criminal abduction, the judge said the government had nothing to gain from the disappearances.

On February 8, a South Sudanese sleuth appeared before the court over the matter.

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