Sabahi (Washington, DC)

24 January 2013

Kenya: Tana River Inquiry Chief Accosted By Armed Men At Home

Lady Justice Grace Nzioka, chair of the judicial commission tasked with investigating tribal clashes in the Tana River Delta, was accosted by heavily armed men outside her home in Nairobi on Wednesday evening (January 23rd), Kenya's Capital FM reported.

The unidentified men forced Nzioka out of her car when she returned home and kept her hostage in her house until her husband returned several hours later. Nzioka and her husband were then forced into the accosters' car and taken to Dagoretti, where they were dropped off, uninjured.

The armed men stole personal items from the Nzioka home, including laptops and other electronics. Police are dusting the house for fingerprints.

Head of Police Operations in Nairobi Wilfred Mbithi confirmed the incident, adding that it was not immediately clear where the armed guards paid to protect Nzioka were at the time of the incident.

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