Politician goes missing after police ransack residence

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 22:29 |
Mombasa politician Salim Mohamed.

Police on Monday raided and ransacked the house of a Mombasa politician Salim Mohamed popularly known as ‘Tenge’ who has since gone missing.

The whereabouts of the politician who twice unsuccessfully contested for the Mvita parliamentary seat on a Jubilee ticket remains a mystery.

His wife, Hafsa Swaleh, on Tuesday narrated to journalists how six police officers went into the house in search of her husband and left it in shambles.

She said it was only after the police raid at about 7pm that it dawned on the family that he was missing and that could not be reached on the phone.

“They came persistently knocking down on the door and wanted to know if my husband was in the house,” she said.

She said after she let in the officers ,they started ransacking the house saying they were looking for Mohamed without giving her any reasons.

“Without divulging details they said they wanted to interrogate him,” the terrified woman said amid sobs.

She said her Form One son who was shaken by the incident fled during the raid and his whereabouts are not known.

The wife said police took his mobile phone numbers and unsuccessfully tried to reach him on the phone but all were switched off.

His daughter Suheima Mohamed said the incident left them shaken. Mohamed’s in-law Said Omar said police mistook him for the politician but left him off the hook after explanations.

Family members say Tenge has been involved in relief food distribution to coronavirus-hit areas in Mombasa and Kilifi to cushion vulnerable households. - KNA

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