East Africa: Abducted Horn of Africa Analyst Abdiwahab Released After 10 Days

20 September 2021

Abducted Horn of Africa analyst, Abdiwahab Sheikh Abdisamad has been released, Human rights organisation Haki Africa has confirmed.

In a statement, the organisation said Abdiwahab has been released and is reunited with his family.

"Prof Abdiwahab Sheikh Abdiswamad who was abducted on 8th September 2021 has been freed a week later. He is now reunited with his family. HAKI Africa condemns cases of enforced disappearances," Haki Africa said.

Abdiwahab, who worked as a Horn of Africa analyst, was allegedly abducted on , September 8, along Turbman Road in Nairobi Central Business District.

The 55-year-old was allegedly kidnapped by four men who bundled him into a double cabin car.

Abdisamad is the executive director of the Institute for Horn of Africa Strategic Studies and an outspoken scholar.

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