NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – NEIGHBOURS Kenya and South Sudan have been ordered to reveal the fate of a Sudanese human rights activist and humanitarian official abducted in Kenya last month.
Dong Samuel Luak, the rights campaigner who had been given refugee status in Kenya, and Aggrey Idri Ezibon, chair of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition’s (SPLM-IO’s) humanitarian affairs committee- were abducted in Nairobi, reportedly with the involvement of security personnel from both countries.
Luak was on his way to board a bus when he was abducted on January 23 and was last seen in Nairobi town centre.
Ezibon was last seen a day later in the Kilimani neighbourhood of the capital city.
A United Nations expert group on enforced disappearances has called on the governments of the two East African countries to reveal their whereabouts.
The group said ongoing hearings and recent arrest warrant issued for a suspect linked to these disappearances were positive but efforts must be stepped up to ensure credible investigations, including into the alleged role of Kenya security agents, and promptly establish the whereabouts of the two men.
“The enforced disappearances are a heinous crime and an offence to human dignity.”
The UN expert group on enforced disappearances comprised of independent experts from Argentina, Canada, Korea, Lithuania and Morocco.
– CAJ News