Missing KDF soldier communicated night before Al Adde attack
25 February 2016, 14:04
Nairobi - The family of a missing Kenya Defence Forces KDF soldier is worried about his whereabouts more than a month after the Al Adde attack in Somalia.
Stephen Mayaka is nowhere to be seen a month after the attacks which took place January 15.
His family has forwarded information to the KDF as well as DNA samples but there has been nothing to speak of to this date.
Efforts to contact the KDF have not bourne fruit thus far.
His family is now frustrated to the end of the world and asks that the ordeal end soon.
" This is torture. We do not know what to do. The KDF is quiet. They are not helping the situation," his brother John says.
He says that his brother communicated the night before the attack and said that all was well, he says.
" He communicated and that was the last time we have heard from him," his brother added.
His phone was on for a couple of days after the attack but went off.
" His phone was on and we even communicated with someone but it went off a few days later," he added.
The KDF is taking its time over DNA tests after confusion in previous cases caused by poor testing.
The KDF is also yet to announce how many soldiers died in the attacks in Al Adde.
For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.